The Cell Phone Turns 40. What’s Next?

The Cell Phone Turns 40. What’s Next?

Motorola researcher and executive Martin Cooper  (not shown) said the Star Trek communicator was his inspiration for the first cell phone.
Motorola researcher and executive Martin Cooper (not shown) said the Star Trek communicator was his inspiration for the first cell phone.

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April 3, 2013, marks the 40th anniversary of the first call made from a handheld cell phone. But mobile communication had been around for a while. During World War II, soldiers used two-way radio transceivers (walkie-talkies) to communicate from the front line.

Check out a slideshow history of the cell phone at Bloomberg Businessweek.