“I am inspired by the beauty and complexity of vintage travel cases and the romanticism that they evoke — that time when moving from one point to another was all about pure luxury,” says Martin Cooper, Belstaff chief creative officer.
April 1973 – Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC to become the first such phone to be commercially released.
Q.&A.: Martin Cooper, Father of the Cellphone, on Spectrum Sharing
Motorola DynaTAC - 1973 Martin Cooper built the world's first cell phone in just 90 days. Without large-scale integrated circuits, engineers had to stuff thousands of resistors, capacitors, inductors, and ceramic filters into a pound package.
On this day in Mensan and Motorola employee Martin Cooper placed the world's first cellular phone call. Network Trailblazer: A Conversation With Martin Cooper, Father of the Mobile Phone - The Network: Cisco's Technology News Site