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Illustrated Unofficial History
 of Cellular Communications


1931: Dick Tracy  (a) is able to communicate using his 2-way wrist TV (1963: Professor Johnson at age 10 thought to himself “That could never happen.”)


1973: Martin Cooper (Motorola) (b) made first mobile phone call from 5th Avenue in Manhattan. He said he called his technology rival, Joel Engel (c), at Bell Labs, demonstrating that radio-frequency engineers can have a sense of humor.


1982: Vintage bag phone (d) (automobile needed for power source not shown) (1989: Professor Johnson finally agrees to almost never say “Never”.)


2011: Martin Cooper holding his DynaTAC “brick phone” (e) to recount the experience to the CBS “60 Minutes” program. Link to video is on the “Other Resources” page.