Meet the man who invented the mobile phone and lord, what an eyesore that thing is. I remember getting my first one - for work. After all, who on earth could afford one personally, right? I mean it cost over 2000-pounds at the time ($6,000) and came with a massive charger the size of a car battery which, unlike a car one only lasted a minutes on charge.
The concept of the hand-held phone was Marty's brainchild, and with the help of his Motorola team, the first handset was born in 1973 weighing in at two kilos.
BBC News - Meet Marty Cooper - the inventor of the mobile phone