Who Invented the Cell Phone? After World War II, the invention of the mobile phone was credited to the engineer of the world-famous mobile phone company Motorola, and his name is Dr. Martin Cooper. The son of a Ukrainian descendant, and now the world has given up the name, Dr. Cooper graduated in electrical engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. In 1954, he started working for Motorola, and studied at night to earn a master’s degree. In 1957, he finally received his master’s degree.
In 1950, John F. Mitchell also graduated in electrical engineering, and in 1960 he became the chief engineer of Motorola Mobile Communications Projects. Together they became pioneers for the invention of the mobile phone. Cooper worked hard to develop the first portable handheld police radio, and was developed in 1967 for the Chicago Police Department. Back then, everything was analog, until recently with new digital radio stations becoming more and more popular.
In 1973, the creation of the first portable mobile phone 800 (MHZ) now longed for its prototype. At the time, Motorola’s base station was trying to get FCC approval. For mobile phones, you need frequencies to be able to send information over the air. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) is in charge of all radio signals and frequencies sent over the air. They play a vital role in today’s society. Have you ever wondered why you have to turn off your phone on a plane before takeoff? The reason is that the signals from your phone can interrupt the signals of the aircraft electronics in which they return to the tower in the air belt. Remember to always turn off your phone before boarding an airplane.
The first cell phone call was demonstrated in New York City on April 3, 1973, near New York’s Hilton Hotel. Reporters flew to the scene, the media wanted to know who invented the cell phone. What a better place for history. Especially in the middle of the most populous city in the United States. The name of the phone is called Dyna-Tac handset 800 X, it weighed an incredible 2.5 lb (1.1 kg). At that time, only the military and large companies joined.
Dr. Joel S. Engel, head of research at Bell Labs, was his rival at the time. Both companies worked side by side, when the public would ask; “who invented the cell phone,” they both wanted to say I did. Guess who received that first cell phone? You guessed it Bell Labs! It kind of reminds me of Steve Jobs with an Apple computer and Bill Gates with Microsoft Windows. Both companies are strong competitors in today’s markets; you can find them on the New York Stock Exchange.
The core markets of technology and communications have shifted from clumsy efforts to invent mobile phones, to high-end personal handheld mobile devices. The Cooper invention ranged from making car phones to personal hands. Today to have an integrated computer in the phone to check your emails, among other fascinating features are not uncommon.
For the price of $ 4,000 a phone that wasn’t cheap, long shot. By the time Motorola started selling phones to consumers, he decided to leave the company and start his own business. If a successful mobile operations business might not be enough, his personal success and wealth Dr. Cooper decides to sell his niche for an incredible $ 23 million to Cincinnati Bella. They are listed on the New York Stock Exchange and thrive with their symbol as (CBB).
In 1987, Dr. Martin Cooper and his wife Arlene Harris began work on several technological endeavors from the invention of cell phones to large companies such as SOS Wireless, Array-Comm to the Jitter-bug.
In short, I guess a bit of Captain Kirk from the hit series Star Trek inspired his efforts to develop invented cell phone technology, to the latest invention of the century from cell phones.