Motorola has a long history of firsts. If you read our recent post about the world’s first commercial portable cellular phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, you already know this cell phone is remarkable.
Over the 15 years before it went public, the company invested more than US$100 million in cellular technology research and development.
Before it was available for purchase in 1984, a prototype of the same device was used to make cellular telephone calls. On April 3, 1973, Motorola publicly demonstrated a portable cellular telephone and system, just outside of the Hilton New York.