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2022-07-03T09:16:06.348Z

The inventor of the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X - the first cell phone in the world - calls for disconnecting from the device that takes our time



Inventor of the first phone in the world: "Put the device aside and get yourself a life"

The inventor of the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X - the first cell phone in the world - calls for disconnecting from the device that takes our time.

A new survey found: 46 percent surf five to six hours on their phone every day

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03/07/2022

Sunday, 03 July 2022, 12:06 Updated: 12:07

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Martin Cooper, inventor of the world's first cell phone (Photo: AP)

It's hard to imagine ourselves without a cell phone.

We'm connected to it like an infusion - catching up on the news, chatting on WhatsApp, watching another silly video on Tiktok and rolling the feed on Instagram again and again.

A 2021 survey conducted by Statista among 2,028 Americans found that 46 percent of respondents surf five to six hours on their phone each day.

11 percent of respondents use the mobile device for seven hours or more.



Precisely the one who invented this wonder, calls to disconnect from the device that sucks our time.

92-year-old Martin Cooper, the world's first cell phone inventor, was interviewed by BBC Breakfast and when he heard from the presenter that she was busy with her phone more than five hours a day, he was amazed: "Do you really use the phone five hours a day? Find a life!"

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Martin Cooper with Motorola DynaTAC 8000X (Photo: Wikipedia, Rico Shen)

Born in Chicago, USA, Cooper was the inventor of the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X - the first cell phone in the world - back in 1973.

The engineer worked for Motorola for more than two decades and was frustrated by the growing popularity of car phones: "People have been connected to the phone in the office and kitchen for more than 100 years, and now they're going to connect us to our cars, where we spend 5% of our time?"

Cooper came up with the idea to make a mobile phone that people can take with them to their car, but also get it out of the vehicle and use it while they go out for errands.



Before working on the mechanics of the cell phone, he planned what the device would look like, and decided it would be "small enough to fit in your pocket, but large enough to fit between your ears and mouth."

Cooper wanted each person to have their own phone number - which he now calls "his greatest achievement."

Until then, phone numbers were associated with places, like home, car or office.

'GET A LIFE !!!'


How long do you spend on your phone every day?


Are you replacing your #Smartphone with a so called #Dumbphone?


Martin Cooper - the man who helped invent mobiles - had this message for #BBCBreakfasthttps: //t.co/P9SgrByh5Q pic.twitter.com/A4ASXL3O4L

- BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) June 28, 2022

Motorola has invested millions in Cooper's project.

It took only three months for the engineer and his team to manufacture the phone.

This is due to the fact that they used a technology similar to the production of the device based on police radios.



After the invention of the device, it got the name Motorola DynaTAC 8000X.

It weighed 1.13 kg and was 254 millimeters long. The phone could be used continuously for only 25 minutes until its battery ran out, and it took 10 hours to charge it.



On April 3, 1973, Cooper made the first ever cell phone call using the device - he Called his competitor, Joel Engel, who worked as a chief engineer at AT&T, during a press conference in midtown Manhattan, with Cooper dialing Engel's landline: "Joel, it's Marty.

I'm calling you from a cell phone, a real handheld cell phone, "Cooper said in the historic call.



The phone went on the market only in 1983 and was priced at $ 3,995.

Cooper wrote about the invention of the telephone in his memoir: "Cutting the Cord," which came out last year.

He told CBS News that the film studios had already approached him about a possible adaptation of the film.

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