Then & Now

Honey, they shrunk the cellphone!



Then & Now

 

My, How You’ve Slimmed Down

 

 

Cellphones have come a long way since 1983, when the first mobile phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, was—after 10 years and $100 million worth of research—finally approved by the FCC for release to the public. Today, about 1.2 billion people own cellphones, with new models debuting daily. What about landlines? Experts predict they will soon go the way of the telegraph.

 

 

Official Name: DynaTAC 8000X

 

Moniker: The Brick               

 

Weight: 2 lbs.

 

Talk Time: 60 minutes            

 

Time Required To Fully Recharge: 10 hours               

 

Cool Features: None

 

Cost: $3,995

 

 

 

Official Name: RAZR2 V8

 

Moniker: Razor

 

Weight: 4.1 oz.

 

Talk Time: 500 minutes

 

Time Required To Fully Charge: N/A

 

Cool Features: 2.0 megapixel camera; music player; full HTML browser; Bluetooth wireless technology

 

Cost:  $200-$300, depending on service provider