Saturday April 06, 2013

Can You Hear Me Now? Cellphone Turns 40

Back in the day, some 40 years ago, a new status symbol was born and made available to the public: the cellphone. If you look at old movies, you will see the very rich using something that resembles a brick with a stick; welcome to the humble, albeit expensive beginnings of the cellphone industry. Today’s smartphones have little resemblance to the phones of yore, and that is a blessing. cool

And then in 2007, the iPhone took everyone by surprise. "...an iPod, a phone, and an internet communicator. Are you getting it?" a smug Steve Jobs asked the assembled crowd at Moscone Theater in San Francisco.

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