Father Of Cellphone Uses A New Phone Every Two Months

As with most "firsts," there are a lot of names floating out around there when it comes to the true Father Of The Cellphone. But Martin Cooper is a name that has stuck around for years, and definitely gets credit for creating the world's first cellular phone while working for Motorola in 1973. Now, he's the CEO of ArrayComm, a wireless software company. According to a new report, he buys a new smartphone every two months in order to keep himself "up-to-date," and no matter how you slice it, that's pretty incredible. Two months goes by in a flash, and it takes most consumers at least that long to get fully familiar with a new phone.

But when you're the man who started it all, maybe you can acclimate more quickly. Most recently, he purchased the LTE-capable HTC Thunderbolt, and before that, he used a Droid X and an iPhone 4. Now, that iPhone 4 is in the hands of his grandson, who we're sure has a ton of awesome hand-me-downs. We're pretty sure he has a cellphone contract with every major carrier in the States -- how else would you try out so many products?


But either way, it's good to hear that the founder of the cellphone still adores what he founded. That's a lot of years to grow tired of cellular telephony, and it's pretty telling when the person that started it is still enamored with it.
Via:  ComputerWorld
Comments
omegadraco 3 years ago

That is definitely nice to hear that the father of the technology is still very interesting in it. I guess his family never has to buy cell phones lol. They probably all end up with a new phone at least once a year.

rapid1 3 years ago

I am sure it is somewhere in every maker as well as carrier somewhere that he gets new stuff from whoever he wants it from seeing as he owns the original patent's or at least some of them I am sure.

HHGrrl 3 years ago

Man, I'd love to get some of this guy's hand-me-downs!

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