Motorola DROID in, iPhone out for the inventor of the cell phone

Motorola DROID in, iPhone out for the inventor of the cell phone
Many people might not be too familiar with the name Martin Cooper, but unlike the big CEO names in the mobile world out there, he has some deeper connections with the foundation of the modern cell phone. In fact, Martin Cooper is none other than the inventor of the cellular telephone that today we consider an all too needed commodity. Cooper was able to to sit down and do a piece on C-SPAN where he discussed the spectrum and politics surrounding the cell phone industry. After much talk, the topic on hand then shifted to the focus of what handset he was carrying on a day-to-day basis. Cooper went on to say, “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." Android has seemed to get under the nose of a lot of people in the industry – as we've heard not too long ago how Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak took a dive into Android with the Nexus One. Cooper actually was using an iPhone prior to the Motorola DROID – he ended up giving that to his grandson. Even though the DROID does almost everything, Cooper still relies on the using a tried and true feature phone for day-to-day calls.

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24 Comments

1. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

awesome D R O I D does.....the future is here.

2. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Colonel Sanders says.. DROOOIIIIIIID

5. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

lmao

3. ToddD00

Posts: 38; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

It's ok. Everyone makes mistakes. He'll be back. They always come back!! Haha

4. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

My ass.

6. warhed

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 07, 2010

Gotta pull that crapple outta ur arse, dude! He gave it to his GRANDSON b/c its a freaken toy!!

7. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

Col. Sanders said “Depends when you ask me. I always have the latest cell phone, and I try every cell phone out." The droid's newer than the iphone, thus he carries one. Next he'll probably carry the nexus or whatever new and shiny comes out because he carries the NEWEST

8. jhoots

Posts: 74; Member since: Jan 13, 2010

just wait, apple is going to try to sue him claiming they invented the cell phone!! haha

9. PhoneWar

Posts: 25; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

Well lets keep in mind that there are many anDROIDphones to choose from at this time with many more to come. Is the Motorola droid the best version? Perhaps for some, for others not quite. Fortunately I have been able to use several over the years since the initial launch of Android OS phones with the G1. I think as an OS, ANDROID is great. The fact that there are numerous companies making Android phones is all the better. This creates competition between cell phone manufacturers and then carriers to get the best. The Iphone is a monopoly. Clear cut, they only compete with themselves and release to us what they want and when they want. http://cellphonewars.blogspot.com/ www.hubpages.com/hub/sprint-saves-you-money/

10. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Who's gonna argue with this guy...he's the father of cellular tech. PhoneWar...you're nail-on-the-head on this one.

12. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I will.

11. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

That's great but doesn't change a thing to what people will buy based on their interest....in my opinion the "Iphone" it only sell b/c of it name, Adroid sells b/c it's a better phone. the younger youth will get the Iphone b/c it cool the older youth will get the droid b/c they know what matters in a phone.

14. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Your opinion is completely wrong. There were articles about iPhone vs Android demographic posted on Phone Arena earlier this month. You should do your research before you express your ignorant opinions.

15. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

13. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

He didn't say Android is better he suggested that Droid, the Motorola device that happens to run Android software, was better than the iPhone...this is a big pat on the back for Motorola the company he worked for when he invented the cellphone. Watch the clip for yourself 30:00. All the Android users are taking this as an ego stroke, get real he endorsed Motorola's Droid not Android. Yes, I am suggesting Marty Cooper is bias in favor of the company that pays his retirement. Besides he said he uses his Jitterbug majority of the time. No Doubt Droid/Milestone, Cliq, and the Backflip are the best thing Motorola has come up in a long time. The real Android phones are made by HTC, not Motorola. Nexus One is the best Android phone on the market right now and if he always carries the newest phone he'd have one of those.

16. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

-1

17. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

I know he didn't say android is better i'm just stating an OPINION we all know what that means right we all went to school i hope especiall with this economy. And rwolf can go eat little read riding, b/c opinions can't be wrong ding bat.

18. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Maybe he likes a physical keyboard...

19. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

You're not in school anymore and your hippy teachers can't save you. Opinions are just ideas. Ideas can be challenged and found false with observations and collecting data. Your opinion is wrong about the demographics of the iPhone and Android. Read the article. Average iPhone and Android users are mid-thirties. Android users are predominately male. FYI...RED RIDING and ESPECIALLY. I suppose it was your opinion to jam that extra A in there and omit the Y.

21. vinsterdamus

Posts: 58; Member since: Feb 20, 2010

lol dude yea the n1 is faster but the droid/milestone has a keyboard. what if he likes that part about the droid? how can you call one company the carier of a os? ok with the iphone it is but that's them with android you have a lot of company's just picking up the os trying to make something. i think moto did a good job with the droid. oh and "He didn't say Android is better he suggested that Droid bla bla" droid is stock android man so he suggested that android is better.

22. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

Explain why Google chose HTC to make the "Google Phone" Nexus One. HTC offers the best Android Experience...Sense UI...He did his work @ Motorola he prolly only ever carriers Motorola and never actually carried an iPhone or any other non-Motorola.

24. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

He said favorable results with Android...not more favorable than iPhone

20. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

lol..CDMA is crap with an antenna!!..can YOU talk n surf the web when you NEED to?!...Iphone+att/Tmo=+1 forever

23. rwolf1984

Posts: 536; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

YES!

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