As the cellphone turns 40, the story behind the famous first call
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They should have called it the “Cooper Communicator” or maybe “Marty’s Mobile.” Forty years ago, Motorola engineer Martin Cooper invented the cellphone to the dismay of a competing team at AT&T’s Bell Labs.
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