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The cost of the first cell phone

The first commercial cell phone was the Motorola 8000X and cost an astounding $3,995 USD at the time of its release in 1983. To put this in perspective, accounting for inflation it would have cost almost $10,000 today, in 2016. That is worth more than most used cars! The phone also weighed about 2.5 pounds and only had a single text-only LED display. Nowadays you can get a phone infinitely times more power, much smaller, and for a fraction of the price. Although it is amazing to see how far we have come, just imagine what kind of phone will be available in another 40 years time; assuming that phones are still being used by then.

Source: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/04/03/first-mobile-phone-call-was-placed-40-years-ago-today.html

The cost of the first cell phone
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