Happy 50th Birthday To The Cellphone

Motorola executives John Mitchell (l) and Marty Cooper (r)

Motorola executives made the first cellphone calls on April 3, 1973, after a crash six-month development process – but a scheduled celebratory anniversary gala has been postponed.

Read the rest of this historical account here at TWICE.com.

You also can read my more exhaustive history on the development of the cellphone here at American Heritage of Invention & Technology.

About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at www.stewartwolpin.com.
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