A history of the mobile phone (infographic)

On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, a cellular phone turned 40. The first one, a prototype of Motorola DynaTAC 8000x weighed 2.5 pounds. Its creator, Motorola employee Martin Cooper made the first call to Bell Labs, to say “I’m ringing you just to see if my call sounds good at your end.”

Since that time a lot has happened, but the biggest milestone was in 2007, when iPhone was introduced by Apple. It changed the game forever. The mobile phone started to be used for much mor than just making calls. Although many people still can’t believe reading on a cellphone is possible (or enjoyable), the Goodreads study shows, that as much as 37% of their users actually use phones to read ebooks.

Mashable partnered with Column Five Media to design the infographic you see below, that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the phone. What was your first mobile phone? On which one have you started to read?

History of a cellphone - infographic

Via Mashable.