When Was the First Cellphone Invented?

The first cellphone was invented in 1973 by Martin Cooper and Motorola. The first cellphone call was made by Cooper from a portable Motorola handset on April 3, 1973.

The first cellphone was named the DynaTAC, which stood for DYNamic Adaptive Tool Area Coverage. It was 9 inches long and weighed 35 pounds. Talk time was about 35 minutes and it took 10 hours to recharge.

The first release of the DynaTAC cellphone was in 1983. It weighed 16 ounces and sold for $3,500. By 1990, cellphone services were being used by 1 million subscribers in the United States.