Well, folks, time for another neat infographic that takes us on a journey through the history of cellphones. This time, we are taking a closer look at how expensive and humongous the very first units were, and how slim and affordable today's handsets have become.
The infograpic, courtesy of Savings.com, starts with the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, which debuted in the distant 1982. It weighed 2 pounds, it was over a foot long in height, yet carried the jawdropping price tag of $3,995. Fast forward 17 years in the future and we are introduced to the Nokia 6160, which was about 5.2 inches tall and could be yours for “only” $900. Interestingly, people liked the handset so much that it eventually got the title of most popular cellphone of the '90s. In 2002, about $400 is what one had to pay to own a Nokia 7650, which was pretty high-end for its time, and a top-of-the-line smartphone can be had for roughly $200 on-contract nowadays.
But enough talking and spoiling the fun. Feel free to explore the infographic in its entirety and get familiar once again with the cellphones that most of us have long forgotten.
source: Savings.com via GigaOM