Cell Phone Turns 40!

Zach Morris of "Saved By The Bell"
The cell phone is celebrating a birthday, today. It is 40 years old!

It was April 3, 1973 that a Motorola engineer named Martin Cooper made the first successful mobile phone call. He called Bell Labs - the competition.

Ten years later, Motorola's DynaTAC became the first commercially available cellphone at 10 inches tall, nearly two pounds, and carrying a cool $3,995 price tag.

The design didn't change much through the 1980s. I used to use one of these early phones, at work.  They were crap.


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