Photos: Happy 40th birthday, cell phones!

Photos: Happy 40th birthday, cell phones!

Credit: AFP/Getty Images

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: An employee at the Samsung Electronics stand shows a revolutionary mobile phone, the ''Millennium Multimedia Phone IMT-2000'', at the opening of the Telecom 99 and Interactive 99' exibition in Geneva 10 October 1999. The world's biggest telecommunications fair will remain open a week. (Photo credit should read MARTIAL TREZZINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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by Getty Images / KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 4, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 3:12 PM

The first cell phone test call was placed by a Bell lab technician on April 3, 1973. We've come a long way in the past 40 years. Take a look at this fun slideshow for a look back at the phones that became common in the late 80s all the way to the smartphones of the present.

>> Click here for the slideshow

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