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Martin Cooper, credited with inventing the first cell phone, said people who spend too much time on their phones should “get on with their lives” according to the New York Post.
In an interview with the BBC, 93-year-old Cooper, who invented the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, said in response to his co-host that she spends more than five hours a day on her phone, said: ” ;You really? Do you really spend five hours a day? Start living!” and laughed.
The DynaTAC 8000x was huge compared to modern smartphones and weighed just over a kilogram. In addition, the battery lasted only 25 minutes, after which recharging was required, a process that could take 10 hours. On top of that, it cost nearly $4,000 when it hit the market in 1983.
However, the cordless phone was a revolutionary invention.
The first cell phone call was to Cooper's rival Joel To Engel, who was then an AT&T engineer.
“Joel, this is Marty. I'm calling you from a mobile phone, a real portable portable phone,” Cooper said at the time.
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