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Ever wondered what life was like before smartphones?

Posted: , by Ray S.

Ever wondered what life was like before smartphones?
Ah, those old times when the sky was bluer and the snow was whiter... back then, when smartphones (or phones, for that matter) didn't even exist, and in order to talk to someone, you simply had to wave a hand and say "Hi!".

Those times sure ain't coming back; though, who knows, maybe they will? But, the fact is that the way we communicate with one another has vastly changed during the recent years, due to awesome stuff like computers, internet and social networks. Some aspects of it have changed for the better, while others, we guess, for the worse. Like every other thing in this world, the digital revolution has its pros and cons. It gives you the power to connect with others who are on the opposite side of the world, but at the same time cuts the connection with those who are sitting right next to you. (Or, maybe we just need to learn to control that power?)

So, what was life like before people had smartphones? Here's a graphic that tries to tell us just that... and more:


via: Gizmodo

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posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:06 40

1. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Sometimes all you need is a nokia 3310...

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 17:44 6

20. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


+10000000000000000000000000000000

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 05:53 1

26. moroninc (Posts: 169; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Ah my first phone..the 3310 from Finland.. How convenient and advanced we thought it was. Then the PC became mobile.. Now we use it for everything other than making calls.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:07 34

2. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 343; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


OMG dat last one made me laugh loudly.. :D

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:16 6

4. ash71ish (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 Oct 2012)


me too...: : )

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 19:26 9

21. EspHack (Posts: 70; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


that made me sad...

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 21:21 4

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2384; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


sad but true........LOL

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:11 23

3. Ohrules (Posts: 305; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


lol, phonearena, you gave us absolutely no clue about the surprise at the end!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:22

5. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


I'm going back 2110.8890.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:28 2

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Lol, i could share this on my Facebook page!!
The first thing that came on my mind after reading the headline was 'Snakes'. Anyone? :)
On a serious note, i think too much excess on gizmos does affect kids growing up. They tend to indulge on technology rather than spend time with friends or nature. Not saying it's bad, but too much is not good...

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:40

7. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Smartphones have changed our modern society. Grandpa really needs to catch up!

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 12:08 1

16. amirlukmanhisyam (Posts: 40; Member since: 26 Jun 2012)


I think we're the GRANDPArents in the future... lol

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:49 5

8. Kostas_13 (Posts: 43; Member since: 07 Sep 2012)


LOL!!!
That was hilarious!
Funny cartoon, and the "message" is sad but true...
I believe that the future of humanity will be something like the concept shown in the movie "Wall-e".

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:51 6

9. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What was your first phone Ray.S?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 13:33 3

18. Ray.S (Posts: 250; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


Ericsson T10 - built like a tank, gentle like a flower...

That was weird, I know. :D

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 20:20 1

22. ncv144 (Posts: 126; Member since: 04 May 2012)


i had an ericsson for first phone too:D the walkman380, i still have the box but my brother lost it when i lent it to him :(

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 08:56 2

10. damian88 (Posts: 2; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


That is just so sad... //Tapped from Samsung Galaxy Nexus

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:12 9

11. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1296; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


Very soon kids will ask...grandpa... how were the days when people had smartphones?

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 09:59

12. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


http://www.mobile88.com/cellphone/Samsung/Samsung-SGH-X620c/photos.asp
I just got back to using this Samsung X620C as i sold my nexus and the battery on this phone last 5 days + it bring back some good memories

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:23

13. imsickwithphone (banned) (Posts: 76; Member since: 17 May 2012)


lol
happy ending..........XD

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 10:54 1

14. pegasso (Posts: 132; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)


i'm powering up my Nokia 6275i again...

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 12:07 2

15. TheDarkKnight (banned) (Posts: 88; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Grandpa got owned. Lol no ones interested in before smartphone life.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 12:47

17. downphoenix (Posts: 2266; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Its crazy how much things have changed. Smartphones really have only been around for what, 10 years? And they really only started taking hold in the past 3-4 years.

posted on 19 Oct 2012, 15:41

19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Well.. That was pure brilliance

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 00:20

24. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


lol i need nokia 3310

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 03:49 1

25. Huny707 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


I'm using Nokia 1112 and i must say im very happy.

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 11:55

27. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


I love the ending! Would've been funnier if the grandpa was also using a fone :P

posted on 20 Oct 2012, 11:59

28. shirtlessrabbit4 (Posts: 39; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)


A wise man once said: "there's no place like 127.0.0.1" reminds me of that, in a more negative interpretation lol

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