Maybe younger readers won’t recall the time when schools and offices was a new breed of Gunslingers, like in the best western movies: hanging on the belts or clearly visible beneath his jacket, the first “cell” phones stand out just like the colt 45 pendants alongside Clint Eastwood and John Wayne, and each blast, then all the same and unchangingThere was a sudden rush to faster extraction on a Leonine showdown, although the background music was obviously quite different from morriconiani themes and immortals alike of the duel, this ended as soon as the equipment/gun was activated by answering the call.
Despite the mass distribution of recent years are now well past 4 decades since Mr Marty Cooper, then an employee of Motorola, has succeeded in inventing the first mobile phone which was difficult to define this, being more like a military radio that such a phone, silenced quite resonant name of Mobira Senator (see photo).
It took nearly 30 years, passing, between the 80 and 90, for the already mentioned “revolver,” to arrive at what was to be the first smartphone, Ericcson R380 (see photo), 2000 class, equipped with features for exceptional then what receiving mail (even multiple accounts), Web browsing and even a sketch of touch screenimmediately following, in 2002, the first handset keypad: the Blackberry 5810 (see photo).
Marty Cooper started the amazing story of the phone first wrong number (with emotion), then saying the words that then would seem like science fiction: “I’m calling from under your Office with a cell phone,” he said to his friend, then-rival in the race to develop mobile phone.
The rest, as they say is history, while the Spry Mr. Cooper, now an octogenarian, still think the future, planning continually new phones promising that “the best is yet to come” and going so far as to argue that, by now, it’s less useful than does the cellphone is let us talk.
Congratulations to Marty Cooper then, and thank you for what you gave us: without him, today we shall have neither the iPhone nor iPad.