Welcome back my fellow learners. Today we are going to speak about the mobile phone, how it was invented and its consequent progress since then.
The first ever mobile call was made by Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at the time working for Motorola on April 3, 1973. Obviously having a quirky sense of humour, his first call was to his rival company informing quite tongue in cheek, that he was talking to them via a mobile phone. This phone however, was bigger than a house brick, weighing a whopping 1.1kg, it provided you with approximately 30 minutes of talk time, which let’s face it ladies would be absolutely no good to us, and then it took a staggering 10 hours to re-charge.
However, I am jumping the gun slightly, so let’s go back even further. The origins of the mobile phone are very interesting to say the least. It started with that famous man Alexander Graham Bell, who patented the first phone in 1876. This was designed by using the telegraph as a rough guide. Phone calls would be routed via operators, who would then in turn direct your call to the relevant person.