“YOU'LL BE ABLE to Carry Phone in Pocket in Future,” reads a story in the Mansfield News-Journal, April 18, 1963.
It's good news for the people of Mansfield.
“Some day, Mansfielders will carry their telephone in their pocket,” the first paragraph of the article reads.
Paragraph two notes that the telephone which we now know as a mobile phone or cell phone cannot be enjoyed in the near future.
It was Frederick Huntsman, a marketing manager for a telephone company there who said, “This telephone is far in the future.”
The article said that at the time it was being developed in the laboratory, a device capable of answering and sending telephones anywhere.
No less interesting, the article also wrote that TV Phone will be enjoyed later.
Today, we enjoy working on our predecessors in the '60s.
Interestingly, the article contains a photo of a woman named Jean Conrad, Marketing Officer of Mansfield Telephone Co. holding the cell phone prototype. A flip phone that a decade ago had a hit in the cell phone market.