Do you know who Marty Cooper is? You should because he was the division manager who led the Motorola team that developed the first handheld phone. Cooper was the first person to make a call on a handheld cell phone prototype in 1973 and he is named on the patent “radio telephone system” filed that same year.
Mr. Cooper was recently on C-SPAN and guess what he said when asked about his current phone (around the 30 minute mark).
“Depends when you ask me. I always have the latest cell phone, and I try every cell phone out, only because people like you keep asking me. Right now I’m using the Droid, because I want to get some experience with the Android operating system, and I, so far, have some favorable results.”Martin Cooper
So now that we have the inventor of the cell phone and the father of Linux using Android, I wonder who is next.
To keep up on Marty’s Android experience, be sure to follow him on Twitter.