Cell Phones

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  • Martin Cooper invents the cell phone.

    Martin Cooper invents the cell phone.
    Watching Captain Kirk in Star Trek: The Original Series (then just called Star Trek) inspired Cooper to invent a cell phone.
  • Martin Cooper made a public demonstration,

    Martin Cooper made a public demonstration,
    Using a "brick"-like 30-ounce phone, Cooper started the 10-year process of bringing the portable cell phone to market.
  • They first sold in Japan.

    They first sold in Japan.
    The first commercially available cell phone was not sold until six years later.
  • Cell phones were not commercially available in the United States until 1983.

    Cell phones were not commercially available in the United States until 1983.
    The Motorola DynaTAC was the first phone approved by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission).
  • Martin Cooper's role in conceiving and developing the first portable cellular phone.

    Martin Cooper's role in conceiving and developing the first portable cellular phone.
    It directly impacted his choice to found and lead ArrayComm, a wireless technology and systems company
  • Cell Phones today.

    Cell Phones today.
    Today there are more cellular subscribers than wireline phone subscribers in the world, with mobile phones weighing as little as 3 ounces.