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Back to The Future

BACKS FUTURE 30 years ago on March 13th 1984, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X became the first mobile phone to go on sale to the general public. It sold for just under $4,000. It was 13" long, weighed 28 ounces. It had one function – to call people. It's easy to take for granted just how much we can achieve using a modern day smartphone. We can email people, take photos, make video calls, play games, listen to music, record music, navigate the world and a whole lot more. With the iPhone 6 expected late 2014, the possibilities truly are endless... TO THE We take a retrospective view on how mobile phone technology has developed over the last 30 years. Here's what you would have had to carry around in 1984 in order to achieve the functionality of today's iPhone... Fax Machine The closest thing to emailing! Telephone The Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, released in 1984 0: 58 Casio Databank Calculator Watch To replace clock & calculator Camera Polaroid 'Impulse´ camera Globe / maps In place of Maps app and Google Maps Compass Replaces built in compass app functionality 4 track recorder Tascam Portastudio One - to replace Garageband / voice memo Boom Box SHARP GF-9000 in place of radio apps and built in speaker Sony Walkman In place of music player/iTunes Atari 2600 Games console to replace built in and App store games Video Camera JVC GR-C1. 1984. The 1st VHS C camcorder Books "If you put your mind to it, yoU can accomplish anything' In place of iBooks / Audiobooks and Kindle app M. McFly / 1985 "Mmmmmm....interesting.." Freedom finance WALHMAN

Back to The Future

shared by edrobot on Jun 06
Here at Freedom Finance, we wanted to show how far mobile technology has come over the last three decades. So, taking a retrospective view on how mobile phone technology has developed over the last 30...


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