Interview with mobile phone inventor Marty Cooper

April 3, 2013

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The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago today, on 3 April 1973. Martin Cooper, at the time a senior engineer at Motorola and now a member of our Science and Technology Committee, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from "a 'real' cell telephone". Mr Cooper, aged 85, is now renowned as the "father" of the mobile phone.

In an interview with BBC Click's Richard Taylor, Mr Cooper recounted the story and shared his thoughts on why he thinks the industry has innovated in the wrong direction.

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