Happy 40th Birthday, Cellphone!

Wednesday, April 3, marks the 40th anniversary of the cellphone. Can you believe it?! Created in 1973, the first cellphone weighed about 2.5 pounds and served solely as a portable calling device. cell phone 150x150 Happy 40th Birthday, Cellphone!

Today, with slimmer phones, utilized through efficiency and providing users with the ability to multitask, the cellphone has come a long way. According to Mashable, since the first mobile phone call, placed by Martin Cooper, creator of the cellphone, the mobile phone is now at a far greater value. Some of the first cellphones were priced anywhere from $4,000 to $8,000, whereas now, the prices have dramatically decreased and phones like the iPhone 5, can weigh as little as 3.95 ounces.

Do you remember your first cellphone? How much has mobile technology advanced since then?

For more information, visit http://mashable.com/2013/04/03/anniversary-of-cellphone.

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