Who invented the first cell phone? While at Motorola in the 1970s, Cooper invented the first handheld cellular mobile phone (distinct from the car phone) in 1973 and led the team that developed it and brought it to market in 1983.When was the first cell phone invented? The first cell phone was invented in 1973 by Motorola. On April 3, 1973, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper made the first-ever cell phone call on the DynaTAC 8000X. The prototype he used weighed 2.4 lb (1.1 kg) and measured 9.1 x 5.1 x 1.8 in (23 x 13 x 4.5 cm).When did the first smartphone come out? The first smartphone was developed by IBM and BellSouth, which came out to the public in 1993. Althought basic compared to today’s standards “Simon” had a touch screen that was capable of accessing email and sending faxes.What was early cell phone? The earliest cell phones were far from portable. In fact, the earliest cell phones were not even phones; they were radios. Mobile rigs were the first version of a portable phone. They were used in taxis and police cars as early as 1930, and eventually became popular as a way of communication among the regular population.
The first Generation phones (1G – Cellular Analog) was introduced in the early 80s and its main difference by its successor was the radio signal (analog to 1G, digital to 2G). So, the first mobile phone was Motorola DynaTAC, showed in the picture below. Well, it wasn’t of a fancy design, but it was revolutionary at the time.