40 years of the mobile phone: infographic

How time flies: yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of the first ever call on a mobile phone, made by Motorola employee Martin Cooper in New York in 1973 on a Motorola DynaTAC.

The DynaTAC was 9in tall, comprised of 30 circuit boards, had a talk-time of 35 minutes and took 10 hours to recharge. Cell phones have come a long way since then: check out some key moments in the 40 years of mobile in the infographic below.


Infographic by Mashable/Column Five

Image source: PC&Tech Authority


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Ursa Primozic

Ursa Primozic

Ursa Primozic has been with Aphaia since its foundation. With several years of experience within the telecommunications sector, she is in charge of communications management and media policy and regulation analysis.
Ursa Primozic

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