WHO INVENTED THE CELL PHONE – how it was done?
Who Invented The Cell Phone : Can you imagine a time when there were no cell phones? All what people had were wired telephones in their houses. The invention of the cell phone became quite revolutionary as this device was invented to be portable – people could take it with them anywhere they went and contact with their family members and friends at all times and in any place they were. For a modern person, it would be difficult to imagine a day without it. It is safe to say that the cell phone has become an essential part of our everyday lives. Even children today want a cell phone or, in fact, they own it and know how to use it.
Thus, the question can be raised: who invented the cell phone? In order to answer it, we should mention some background details, such as the invention of the first practical telephone. In 1876, it was invented by Alexander Graham Bell although before him there were other engineers who proposed designs similar to the telephone that we use today. In 1900, another significant step to the revolution of the telephone was made by Reginald Fessenden, who is considered as the first person who made the first wireless telephone call.
In 1973, Martin Cooper became the one who invented the first cell phone. Martin Cooper is also considered the starter of the wireless communications industry. The engineer is the pioneer in radio spectrum management, as well. In the 1970s, Martin Cooper was working for Motorola and it was also this time when he came upon the concept of the first cell phone. He was the leader of the team that designed and introduced this device to the marker first in 1983. Many people regard him as ‘the father of the cell phone’. He was also the first person who made the first call using the cell phone.
In his business ventures, Martin Cooper is usually joined by his wife, Arlene Harris. With her, he established many communications companies. Thus, his wife earned the title of ‘the first lady of wireless’, too. Today, Martin Cooper serves as the chairman of the company, which he founded, called Dyna LLC, in Del Mar, California. The inventor is also a committee member of such organizations and institutions as the United States Department of Commerce and the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
Born in 1928, Martin Cooper became a graduate of Illinois Institute of Technology in 1950. Then, he joined the United States Navy Reserve. He was a submarine officer during the Korean War. In 1957, the inventor got his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2004, IIT honored Martin Cooper with presenting him an honorary doctorate degree. He is still involved with this university as he is a member of the University’s Board of Trustees. Thus, today people have to thank Martin Cooper for inventing the cell phone and making our lives much easier.