A couple of days ago we brought your attention to the 38th anniversary of the first
phone call ever made, but since
then a lot has changed. Well, nothing speaks better for that change
than a motion picture! This one was put together by Vodafone UK using
3D Projection Mapping, which is one of the coolest three dimensional
tricks out there. It also features landmark models starting with
Motorola's DynaTAC and ending with contemporary Android heavyweights.
Actually, DynaTAC is the exact cell phone used by Martin Cooper when he placed the first cell phone call on the streets of New York City back in 1973. It was to Cooper's biggest rival Dr. Engel, heading research at Bell Labs, a telecommunication giant at the time and we can imagine his feelings about being beaten by the rather small company that Motorola was at the time.
You can tell it was a big handset just by the looks, but you'd be surprised that nowadays you could almost use it for your workout with its 2.2 pounds of weight. Not that you'll be able to find it anywhere, though! The memorable first call happened in 1973, but this video managed to squeeze all those years into a three minute video. Can you name all the featured handsets? Check out the video below and let us know your guesses in the comments!
source: Vodafone UK (YouTube)