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    Hold the Phone

    Motorola told its engineers: “We need a hand-held mobile telephone in three months.” Nobody had ever made one before.
    By Stewart Wolpin

    Marty Cooper and John Mitchell were not song-and-dance men, but sometimes it felt that way. The two engineers, executives in Motorola’s communications division, fed off each other’s energy during presentations, seeming to move and speak as one. And on Tuesday morning, April 3, 1973, at the New York Hilton in midtown Manhattan, Cooper and Mitchell performed the most important routine of their careers. They introduced the world’s first hand-held portable cell phone in front of about 50 newspaper reporters.......

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