Arlene and Marty chatted with Senior World about the future of wireless technology. Read their views on what’s wrong with today’s smartphones and their belief that “technological experience should be intuitive and graceful” for all users.
Bloomberg Business caught up with Marty to discuss the invention of the cell phone and the “dazzling demo” on the streets of New York in 1973 that ignited the cell phone revolution!
The Swedish Education Broadcasting company interviewed Marty for their TV documentary about the mobile phone revolution. This in-depth look into the history of the mobile phone included exploration of mobile banking, citizen journalism, texting while driving and input from key people and companies that helped make our planet wireless. Listen in on how mobile technology has become a “tool for all people”; changing us, our behavior and our planet — forever!
A plaque marks the spot where Marty made the first handheld cellular call in history on 6th Avenue in front of the New York Hilton Midtown on April 3, 1973. The plaque is just one of many being placed around the nation by volunteers at HereIsWhere.org. The brainchild of the project, Andy Carroll, has chronicled his incredible journey across the United States to find and preserve unmarked historic sites associated with extraordinary individuals and pivotal events. See more of the Meet the Press interview with Andy and Marty about the site of the first mobile call and other historic places.
April 4, 2014 marked 41 years since the invention of the mobile cell phone. Q-Music, a radio station from the Netherlands, called Marty with congratulations on his amazing invention. Listen to the interview here.