Joel, this is Marty. I’m calling you from a cellphone, a real, handheld, portable cellphone.
Martin Cooper, speaking the first words ever said over a mobile phone. A Motorola engineer, Martin used his newly invented device to call Joel Engel, a rival at AT&T, on April 3, 1973. Many would say that the mobile phones have been rude and annoying ever sense.
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