Don’t know why but the world is busy celebrating some strange kind of anniversaries these days. I just heard off the 30th anniversary of the first Spam message sent being celebrated and now this. Today the world celebrates the 35th anniversary of the first ever call being made through a cell phone by none other than its inventor, Martin Cooper.
First time, the call was made on the streets of New York by Martin, who at that time was also the GM of Motorola’s Communications Systems Division. He was pleased to see people gazing at him, awestruck to see him talking over the phone wirelessly, a time when even the fixed-line phones were a delicacy of the rich. More on the trivia; the first call was made to Cooper’s counterpart of sorts, Joel Engel, a GM with AT&T’s Bell Labs at that time.