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Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives

Nokia’s then and now photos remind us how mobile tech has impacted our lives
Today’s mobile technology is an intricate part of many our lives. Sometimes when we look back, it is hard to image how we ever got along without it, but we did. Nokia published a series of photos on its Facebook page today comparing the then and now for several common tasks and activities.


Remember when you had to actually know where you were going? GPS assistance in our pockets has made it easier than ever to explore new places and rediscover familiar favorites.

Video Games:

We’ve come a long way from the cumbersome gaming consoles of the past. Many of today’s phones house libraries of games with stunning visuals, immersive sound, and compelling gameplay.


From pen and paper to email only on computers, in a short amount of time our phones have evolved to keep us connected to whomever we want, whenever we want.

TV and Movies:

Color TV was introduced in the U.S. in 1953 and it wasn’t until 1972 that all programming was broadcast in color. If you would of said then, after just making the big switch to all colorcasts, that only 40 years later people would be watching TV and movies with brilliant color, clarity, and definition on devices that fit in their pocket, well, we’re pretty sure that would of been a tough sell.


The days of mix tapes recorded from the radio are almost completely extinct, and fumbling with CDs in the car is beginning to head out as well. Mobile technology has made it common place to carry 100s or 1000s of songs with you everywhere you go and be able to quickly play that content on headphones, home speakers, or in your car.


The trend is evident: Bigger screen, less body.


Notepads, pens, desk phones, paperclips, CDs, rolodex cards, post-it notes, and pocket calendars? Our desks have never looked so good. Not only is most of the clutter gone, everything you need is with you all the time and easily synced between all your devices.

source: Nokia

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