“I'm calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld portable cell phone.”
— Motorola's Martin Cooper to Bell Labs rival Joel Engel on April 3, 1973.

The Verge recounts that Cooper made the call from midtown Manhattan, adding: “The call was placed on a Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, which weighed 2.5 pounds, a far cry from today’s 4-ounce handsets.”

The cellphone is 40 years old today [The Verge]

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