First Cell Phone Call



The first cell phone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper, the former Motorola vice president and division manager.
According to him from the interview with BBC, the call was to his chief competitor, Dr. Joel S. Engel, who was head of Bell Labs. And he said "Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.". Martin was Motorola engineer, head of a team working on mobile communication technologies at that time.

He made the call on the company's DynaTAC phone while standing in front of the New York Hilton on Sixth Avenue. As a matter of fact, the first cell phone call was for the purpose of gloating. Cooper says that Engel tells him he doesn't remember the call.
The device that Marty used to place the call was a prototype which would later become the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x. It was the first commercially available mobile phone, and despite its meager specs for today's standards — it weighed 2.5 pounds and only had a one-line, text-only LED display and had a battery life of 20 minutes.




Source:
http://www.informationweek.com/byte/personal-tech/wireless/cell-phone-inventor-talks-of-first-cell/240152236
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57577704-94/the-first-call-from-a-cell-phone-was-made-40-years-ago-today/
http://mashable.com/2013/04/03/first-mobile-phone-call/
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/03/first-cell-phone-call-placed-40-years-ago/


Thanks To Wikipedia For The Picture and Martin Cooper For His Invention

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