From the First Cell Phone Call in 1973 to Artificial Intelligence Killing the Smartphone: The History and Future of Cell Phones

By | April 3, 2017

Today on Daily Cell Phones we are taking a look at the history of cell phones from the first cell phone call to today, as well as the future. Today is an important day in history. The first cell phone call was made on a New York City street in 1973. The story behind the development of cell phones is pretty interesting, too. As fast as the future has come to this point, there is some speculation that the smartphone will die soon enough. What’s up with that? We will take a look at the argument that AI is going to kill off smartphones and the assertion that smartphones are here for a long time, also. First, let’s start with that first cell phone call.

This Day in History:  The First Cell Phone Call

first cell phone call

via This Day in Tech History 

On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper made the first cell phone call in New York City. Considered the father of the cellular phone, you can learn more about Martin Cooper here.

Martin Cooper and the History of the First Cell Phone Call

ThoughtCo. has an article on Martin Cooper and the History of Cell Phones, too. Some highlights:

” Dr. Martin Cooper, a former general manager for the systems division at Motorola, is considered the inventor of the first modern portable handset.

In fact, Cooper made the first call on a portable cell phone in April 1973 to his rival, Joel Engel, who served as Bell Labs head of research. The phone was a prototype called the DynaTAC and weighed 28 ounces.”

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and then things are going to get really crazy

smartphones dying

Here’s a look at the “march toward the death of the smartphone,” and the post-smartphone world, too.

Apple’s Phil Schiller: No, Artificial Intelligence will not kill the smartphone

“Apple’s Phil Schiller on why artificial intelligence-based assistants can’t replace the mobile screen, just yet.

Apple’s Philip Schiller told that even as artificial intelligence becomes better, the value of the screen will remain very strong in our lives”

Read the full article here

We hope you’ve enjoyed ready today’s roundup of cell phone news stories!

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