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.

 

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Infographic by Mashable/Column Five

Image source: PC&Tech Authority

 

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