Derrick Russell

 


THE CELL PHONE TURNS 41 TODAY

It was on this day, April 3rd, in 1973 that the very first cell phone call was made.  But the cool thing is that the call itself wasn't between two scientists in a lab but the guy who was in charge of the cellular division at Motorola calling his rival at AT&T to basically say the 1973 equivalent of "lol, beat you".  That guy's name was Martin Cooper and he is known as the "Father of the Cell Phone."   When the Phone he used to make that call reached the public it cost $4,000 (almost 10 grand in today dollars)  and you could talk for 1 hour only after a 10 hour charge.  Thankfully we have come a little ways since then.  But I'd just like to give a big thank you to Mr. Cooper, without what you did then I wouldn't be able to play as much Angry Birds or Temple Run as I do today (I also make the occasional phone call)



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04/03/2014 11:19AM
THE CELL PHONE TURNS 41 TODAY
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