50 years since first mobile phone call – BBC News

50 years ago on a busy street in New York, the first mobile phone call was made.

Marty Cooper, an engineer at Motorola, rang his counterpart at rival firm Bell Laboratories on 3 April 1973 to tell him he was calling from “a personal, handheld, portable cell phone”.

The BBC’s Zoe Kleinman spoke to the man who made the history and asked him about the future of mobile phones.

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