Calling all cellphone memories

WASHINGTON – A huge change in technology was made on this day in 1973.

Martin Cooper, a Motorola executive and researcher, made the first analog mobile phone call. But his phone was quite a bit different from those that people use today.

It weighed 2.5 pounds and looked a like a brick. It also took 10 hours to charge, which provided for 30 minutes of talk time.

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