Father Of The Cell Phone

Meet the man behind the first-ever cell phone, Martin Cooper. Motherboard spends a day with Martin Cooper, the father of the first ever portable, handheld cell phone. It was 1973 and Marty was walking through the streets of New York as journalists faithfully watched him make the first handheld mobile phone call to none other than AT&T’s cellular network engineer and chief nemesis in the cellular race.

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