SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — Believe it or not, it’s been 40 years since an engineer with Motorola made the world’s first cellphone call.
It would be another 10 years before the company made the cell phones available to the public.
While I didn’t use that phone, I did use one of the earlier brick phones and it wasn’t much smaller than the phone this guy used. It was huge. It extended at about 10 inches-long and weighed at least a couple of pounds. I remember the battery would only last a half-an-hour at best and I had to buy new batteries every few months.