First Cell Phone Was a Brick

“The brick” weighed 2 pounds, offered just a half-hour of talk time for every recharging and sold for $3,995. Clunky and overpriced? Not in 1984.

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April 13, 2005 2:35PM

This brick took over a decade to get to market. Rudy Krolopp, lead designer of the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, was assigned the project by Martin Cooper, who ran Motorola’s research and development effort in wireless and was ultimately dubbed the father of the cell phone by then-CEO Robert Galvin.
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