Tuesday, January 10

Facts about the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

Motorola DynaTAC Facts

Have you ever wondered what the first cell phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, looked like? Did you know it weighed about 2.5 pounds? Imagine carrying that around! This groundbreaking device was invented by Motorola, a company that has been shaping technology for over 90 years. Keep reading if you're curious to learn more fascinating facts about the first cell phone.


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Facts about the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X:

1. The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, a revolutionary device, was invented by Martin Cooper at a company founded in September 1928. The company’s name was Galvin Manufacturing Corporation, but later, it changed its name to Motorola. Martin Cooper led the team of engineers at Motorola that helped him design the first cell phone, which was being developed from about 1968 to 1983/84. The DynaTAC 8000X was a large, brick-like device, measuring about 10 inches long and weighing about 2.5 pounds. It had a single-line LED display and a 30-minute talk time, with a 10-hour charging time.

2. On April 3, 1973, Martin Cooper, one of Motorola’s engineers and the designer of the first cell phone, placed the first public call on the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X on 6th Street in Manhattan, New York. This was a significant moment in history, as it marked the birth of the handheld cell phone, a device that would revolutionize communication and change the world as we know it. Martin Cooper is said to be the father of the handheld cell phone.

3. The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, the first cell phone, weighed about 2.5 pounds and was about 10 inches long. Can you believe that? It’s incredible to think how far technology has come, making cell phones much easier to handle and use in our daily lives.

4. The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X wasn’t released to the public until 1983/84, and it cost about 3,995.00 dollars.

5. It took about ten (10) hours to fully charge the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X’s battery, which only provided about thirty (30) minutes for talking.

6. The Motorola DynaTac 8000X cell phones were a series of cell phones released to the public between 1983 and 1994.

7. Rudy Krolopp, John Francis Mitchell, and Martin Cooper were all part of a team of engineers who helped design the Motorola DynaTac 8000X cell phone.



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Books about cell phones:

1. Noah's New Phone by Dina Alexander

2. Floof Wants A Phone by Jade Maitre

3. First Phone by Catherine Pearlman

4. Cutting the Cord by Martin Cooper (teachers)


Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.



Short story alert:

Once upon a time, there was a little girl. She was 10 years old and wanted her own cell phone, just like her big brother. Her brother, who was 16, had a part-time job after school. When she asked her parents why she didn’t have a cell phone, they explained that she wasn’t old enough yet and that the dangers of having a cell phone outweighed the benefits at her age. The little girl was satisfied with the explanation. To prove that she could be more responsible, she cleaned her room and even asked her parents to take her to the library so she could learn more about cell phones and internet safety for children. Over the months, her parents noticed how much more responsible she had become. So they decided she would get her first cell phone when she turned sixteen. The little girl was happy with her parent's decision. She learned that the dangers outweighed the benefits for her age. THE END! By Mimi Jones


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Mimi is the talented author behind the "Joey Saves the Day!" book series and other titles. She is passionate about learning, reading, drawing, and writing, and she also homeschools her two children. 


  1. This is a cute little story. It teaches about responsibility. I enjoyed reading it.


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