First cell phone call kicks off an amazing journey (photos) Summary: When Marty Cooper called his rival 40-years ago, he knew he had something good, but no clue aout how good. Here's the good, the bad and the ugly models in cell phone history. By ZDNet | April 5, 2013 -- 17:08 GMT (10:08 PDT) Previous | Next Image 13 of 13 In 2008, the HTC Dream aka the T-Mobile G1 was the first Android phone. Photo: CNET.com Topic: Mobility Kick off your day with ZDNet's daily email newsletter. It's the freshest tech news and opinion, served hot. Get it.