Thirty years ago today the first commercial mobile phone went on sale, it was the size of a brick and cost $US4000.
In today’s equivalent the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X handset would’ve cost a smidge over $US9000, working on a cumulative inflation rate of 125.1%.
According to Mashable a prototype of the device was released in 1973, when it went on sale almost ten years later in 1984 it had a battery life of an hour and a half.
Incidentally Motorola which was founded in 1928 in the US, was bought by Google for $US12.5 billion in 2011 and in January the search giant offloaded the corporation to electronics company Lenovo for $2.91 billion.
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