Wednesday 3 April 2013

When was the first mobile phone call made? 40 Years ago to the day!

   You know that mobile phone sitting on your lap or your desk, well it wasn't too long ago that the first mobile phone call was actually made! Back on April the 3rd 1973, a Motorola employee by the name of Martin Cooper was the first man to ever make a call on a mobile phone in New York.

   The conversation was nice and brief and it was made to a competitor at AT&T. He supposedly said: "I'm ringing you just to see if my call sounds good at your end." That call was made on a Motorola DynaTAC. That Motorola was a device that was 9 inches tall and was made of 30 circuit boards. You couldn't chat for too long on one of those though, with a maximum talk time of talk time of 35 minutes and it would take a whopping 10 hours to recharge!

   If we fast forward four decades we now find ourselves in a situation where mobile phones are essential to many people's lives and the telecoms industry is worth a total of £800 billion and there are now phones which are two or three times more powerful then the computers of a decade ago!

   So ask yourself this, where will phones be in forty years time from now? If we're right they might be something like this!

   If you're interested in the first phone that made that famous call then feel free to check out the promotional video for the brick below!

Via Sky and Engadget.


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