April 3rd is the 40th anniversary of the of the first cell phone ever made. This amazing gadget that most take for granted has traveled a long way down a bulky path to get to where it is today.
Mashable created this infographic, which follows the history of cellphones from the first wireless phone call ever made by Martin Cooper in 1973, to the concept phones that are expected to launch in 2013.
The decrease in prices and the increase in battery life is extraordinary. While the 1983 Motorola Dynatac 8000X was over $3,000 with a battery life of only 30 minutes, the 2007 Apple iPhone was $499 with over 7 hours of battery. The amazing journey mobile technology has been through is an admirable retrogression that deserves to be celebrated on its 40th anniversary.