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Did you know that the first cell phone ever invented weighed about 2.5 pounds? How would you like to carry that around? It was invented by Motorola. Motorola has been around for over 90 years! If you’d like to learn more cool facts about the first cell phone just continue to read on.
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Facts about the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X:
1. The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was invented by Martin Cooper at a company that was founded in September of 1928. The company’s name was Galvin Manufacturing Corporation and later on it changed its name to Motorola. Martin Cooper led the team of engineers at Motorola that helped him design the very first cell phone. The cell phone was being developed from about 1968 to 1983/84.
2. One of Motorola’s engineers and the designer of the first cell phone, Martin Cooper, placed the first public call on the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X on 6th Street in Manhattan, New York. The call was made on April 3, 1973. Martin Cooper is said to be the father of the handheld cell phone.
3. The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X weighed about 2 and a half pounds (2.5lbs). It was about 10 inches long. It’s a good thing that technology has advanced and cell phones are much easier to handle.
4. The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X wasn’t released to the public until 1983/84, and it came with a huge price tag of about $3,995.00 dollars.
5. It took about ten (10) hours to fully charge the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X’s battery and that only provided about thirty (30) minutes of time to talk.
6. The Motorola DynaTac 8000X cell phone was a series of cellphones that were released to the public between 1983 to 1994.
7. Rudy Krolopp, John Francis Mitchell, and Martin Cooper was all 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)
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Short story alert:
Once upon a time there was a little girl. She was 10 years old and she wanted her very own cell phone just like her big brother had. Her big brother was 16 and he had a part time job after school. She asked her parents why she didn’t have a cell phone and they told her she wasn’t old enough just yet for the responsibilities of having her own cell phone. Her parents explained the dangers of having a cell phone and the advantages of having a cell phone to her. Her parents said right now the dangers outweigh the advantages. The little girl was satisfied with the explanation. The little girl sat on her bed and wondered how she could be more responsible. She thought of things she could do to be more helpful around the house. She even cleaned her room so her parents didn’t have to. She picked up all her clothes and put them in her laundry basket and took it to the laundry room. She even asked her parents to take her to the library so she could read books about cell phones and internet safety for a child. She learned a great deal about responsibilities and cell phone safety. As the months went by her parents were impressed with how much more responsible, she was becoming. THE END! By Mimi Jones
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I'm Mimi, the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series and other titles. I love reading, writing, teaching, and learning. I homeschool my two youngest children. My 16-year-old daughter illustrated the books and will illustrate all the rest of them in the series. She started illustrating the series when she was 14 years old. She loves to draw. She is learning as she goes. Her dream is to one day be a famous illustrator and a fantasy book writer. Help me make my daughter’s dreams a reality and watch how her illustrations evolve over time! Children and adults everywhere will love these books. The story and illustrations within the pages of the books will put a big smile on your face and your child will be delighted as you read them the books. The illustrations are adorable and the stories are super cute. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to own this collection of adorable books! All six of the books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, Walmart, and Books A Million.
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