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Cell phone inventor swaps iPhone for Droid

Back in 1973, Martin Cooper created something that would change the world forever--the cell phone. The first cell phone may not have been pocketable, but were it not for Martin Cooper and his brilliant invention, we wouldn't be walking around with phones in our trousers.

This man deserves a lot of respect. His opinion of a phone holds a great deal of weight, and apparently, he's pretty fond of Android. C-SPAN recently had an interview with Cooper where they discussed the wireless spectrum and the politics involved. When asked which cell phone Cooper uses, here was his response:

"It depends when you ask me. I uh, always have the latest cell phone, and I try every cell phone out, only because people like you keep asking me. Right now I'm using the Droid, because I want to get some experience with the Android operating system, and I, so far, have some favorable results. I've had an iPhone, which I gave to my grandson, which he used for three months and then I had to upgrade to a – better version. And I've tried many other phones. For my day to day conversations I actually use the Jitterbug. So I carry two phones – one very simple phone that I can flip open that has a very simple phonebook and nothing else. But when I want to twitter… tweet… then, I use my Droid."

You can watch the entire C-SPAN/Cooper conversation below. The talk about the Droid happens at the 30 minute mark.

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