Rick Pantaleo of voanews.com writes:
Forty years ago today the cell phone era began on the streets of New York City. The historic first cell phone call was made by Martin Cooper, director of systems operations for the communications division of the Motorola company, to his main rival at Bell Labs.
Multimedia business Rovio Entertainment, best known for creating the Angry Birds mobile game, has announced its financial results for 2012.
Revenue for the year was up 101% from 2011, reaching €152.2 million (£129 million).
Podcast - 3rd April 2013
In this week's podcast news report we're talking about quarterly results from BlackBerry and Three UK, we're discussing the latest network complaints data from Ofcom and we're contemplating the arrival of a new Facebook phone.
There's also time to discuss EE's UK 4G rollout, a dramatic move from T-Mobile USA and a train ticket app from O2.
Mark Bridge writes:
Today is the 40th anniversary of what’s often called the first ever mobile phone call.
It was 3rd April 1973 when Marty Cooper of Motorola stood in front of a crowd of reporters in New York and used a handheld mobile phone to call the fixed-line phone of Dr Joel Engel, one of his commercial rivals.