The Shrinking Price of Mobile [Infographic]

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 19th, 2011


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.

[via GigaOM]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/19/11
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