The "Brick" cell phone. The first cellular phone was the culmination of efforts begun at Bell Labs, which first proposed the idea of a cellular system in 1947, and continued to petition the FCC for channels through the 1950s and 1960s, and research conducted at Motorola. In 1960, John F. Mitchell, an electrical engineer who graduated from the Illinois Institute of Technology, became Motorola's chief engineer for its mobile communication products. Model, circa mid-1970's.
Motorola DynaTAC 8000X. This was the first handheld mobile phone. Of course, the average person couldn’t afford the hefty price of a mobile phone back then (almost $4000) so it was really only for a limited group of people. Sales of the phone were also limited by the fact that the battery would only last one hour and would then need to charge for ten hours before it could be used again.