Thursday, April 03, 2008

56th and Lexington

The first cell phone call was made by its inventor, Martin Cooper, 35 years ago today.
He called his rival, Joel Engel of Bell Labs, standing on the corner of 56th and Lexington. They should erect a "historical site" plaque. The cost for this phone, Motorola's DynaTAC8000X, was $3,995, and thousands waitlisted for one.


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