The Cell Phone Turns 40 Today

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the first call made from a handheld cell phone.  On April 3, 1973 Motorola engineer, Martin Cooper made a call from the street in Midtown Manhattan on a handheld phone that looked similar to this: 

That phone call became globally recognized as the first mobile phone call which meant the cell phone had been invented. The phone, a Motorola DynaTAC had a talk-time of 35 minutes, took 10 hours to recharge, comprised 30 circuit boards and was 9 inches tall.  It was also dubbed a “brick” due to its weight.  Now we have cell phones that are like carrying around a small computer.  See the evolution of the cell phone in this infographic from Cisco: