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The Globe and Mail reports on the first cellphone call made in history, which occurred yesterday in 1973:
Moment in time: April 3, 1973 -- The first cellphone call is made
Martin Cooper ... a Motorola employee, was standing in front of the New York Hilton in Manhattan when he called [his rivals] Bell Labs in New Jersey, where scientists were also developing cellphone technology. "I'm ringing you just to see if my call sounds good at your end," he reportedly said. It would take another decade for the phone he was using to go on sale. The DynaTAC 8000x weighed 2.5 pounds, stood nine inches tall (not including the huge antenna), took 10 hours to charge and cost $3,995. It was nicknamed "the brick" because of its weight and size. Now, we carry the future Cooper brought us in our pockets. -- Dave McGinn