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Wireless industry celebrates anniversary of first public cell phone call

News | 04/15/2003 4:00 am EDT

Thirty years ago, Motorola Inc. researcher Martin Cooper called Joel Engle, head of research at AT&T Labs, from a cell phone. That marked the first public cell phone call made. Ten years later, Motorola unveiled the world’s first commercially available cell phone. The DynaTAC 8000x was 33 cm in length, weighed in at 794 grams and cost $6,000.

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