Who invented the cell phone? Some people say it was Tom Latham. But why? Some say that he saw the need for a phone that could not only make calls but also received and made long distance calls while wearing his military flight jacket in the cockpit of an airplane. Or some say that it was Steve Jobs, the famous computer genius who came up with the idea for the Apple iPod.
Cell phones, handheld phones, cell phones, hand phone, they all mean the same thing. A cell phone, handheld phone or hand phone, occasionally shortened to just cell phone, is a small portable phone that will make and receive phone calls over a cellular radio signal while the user is traveling within a phone service area while staying connected with the local telephone company. Cell phones are now more popular than ever. They have replaced landline phones and in some parts of the world, their use is becoming mandatory. As we move into the future, expect these devices to be combined with home phones, enabling the user to stay connected even while at work or at home. It will be interesting to see where this takes us, as many people are already looking for the answers to who invented the cell phone.
Inventors list their inventions on the History Channel’s “Secrets of the Superphones.” The show claims that one of the most important discoveries in recent years is the invention of the cell phone call. According to the History Channel, in January 2021, a Canadian wireless manufacturer received a patent for a technology that allows a user to make a cell phone call from a laptop. This means that the inventor was among the first persons to see the possibility of using electronic equipment such as telephones and wireless modems to communicate without physically being together. There are some experts who believe that Dr. Albert Einstein was the person who came up with the notion of using wireless telephones to communicate.
Another legend about who invented the cell phone calls comes from the novel “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” written by Mark Twain. In this book, Twain describes a phone booth as having been invented by a man named Mark Twain. Although some sources credit Twain with coining the term “cell phone” (which he actually did not), others think that this could not be the case, as it sounds too refined and sophisticated for a novel. If you are planning to read “Baldy” or any of Twain’s books, then you should keep in mind that these stories are considered quite amusing in comparison with the truth. Some of Twain’s cell phone usage quotes are mentioned below:
“Who invented the mobile phone? That’s a question that has plagued science fiction writers for decades. Now it has come down to proof. And proof turns out to be everything. We now have scientific evidence, from experiments at laboratories all over the world, to support all the ideas we already know about who invented the cell phone.”
So who invented the cell phone? It seems we may never know, but one thing is for sure. Cell phones have become an indispensable part of our lives. The above two stories offer interesting insights into just how important they are.