You’ve never been able to get more for your money in the mobile phone market than you can today; check out this timeline infographic to chart just what your cold hard cash got you over the last 30 years.
In 1982 you’d shell out almost $4,000 for the privilege of using a mobile phone that weighed 2 pounds and couldn’t even fit in your pocket. Today you can pick up phone that weighs mere ounces, slips in your pocket, and can play video, browse the web, and sync your files to the cloud for under $200.
Have fond milestone in your own mobile history? Sound off in the comments with your memories of cellphones past.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 12/19/11