Did you know that the cell phone has been around since 1973? Yes, according to this article from edn.com “Motorola’s Marty Cooper made the first call from a handheld mobile phone (distinct from car phones) to Joel S. Engel, a rival at Bell Labs, on April 3, 1973”. Fast forward to more than 40 years later, and not only are cell phones everywhere, but they are much more compact. It really is fascinating to see how far technology has advanced. What starts as a dream turns into a prototype until it is eventually a household item. And not one per household, but everyone in the household.
Check this link from Time.com that is a photographic timeline of the cell phone. Truly fascinating!