We've shared all sorts of information about mobile phone technology and safety... FEMA App – Your phone can prepare you, FDA, CPR and SmartPhone Apps, Reach Loved Ones and other articles... Are you old enough to remember a time before Smart Phones? How about time before mobile phones of an type?
Today, it's difficult to imagine a time before cell phones. But, that time wasn't all that long ago. On this day in 1973, the first portable cell phone call was made in New York using a
Motorola phone. Motorola researcher and executive Martin Copper called his rival Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs. The phone used to make this historic call weighed nearly two-and-a-half pounds, was nine inches long and more than five inches deep. It offered a talk time of 30 minutes, and took 10 ours to re-charge.