—From a Motorola India video interview. See the video here: bit.ly/MartyCooperDelMar
Del Mar resident Martin (Marty) Cooper is widely regarded as the father of the handheld cellphone. As the general manager of Motorola’s communications systems division, he led the team that built the first mobile cellphone. Famously, 50 years ago, he made the first public phone call from a handheld cell phone – and he chose to make that call to his competitor at Bell Labs.