5/13/2008 6:05:00 PM
This week marks the mobile phone's 100th anniversary
It’s been 100 hundred years to the week since the conception of the first ‘mobile’ phone, which was the size of a dustbin lid and had a range of just half a mile.
And to commemorate the landmark, Virgin Mobile is honouring the inventor, Nathan Stubblefield, on the Virgin Media website.
Visitors will be able to see images of Stubblefield’s devices, his original patent and pictures of the inventor at work. The site will also contain information of Stubblefield’s devices and why he never achieved the recognition his invention entitled him to.
Virgin Mobile founder Richard Branson said: "Nathan is the father of the mobile phone, and I'm thrilled that we can celebrate the 100 year anniversary of his invention that in some way went on to change the way the world communicates."
The Kentucky based innovator was first awarded a patent for the ‘wireless telephone’ on May 12th 1908.