While working for Motorola, he created the first personal cell phone, citing Captain Kirk's communicator on Star Trek as an inspiration. His first call on the 28-oz. (800 g) cordless cell phone dubbed "the brick" was to his rival at Bell Labs Research.
Best Inventions of 2007
From the phone that has changed phones forever, to futuristic cars, to a building made of water, to a remote-controlled dragonfly a dazzling display of ingenuity