Poll Vault: When did you get your first mobile phone?
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The first handheld mobile phone was developed by Motorola in the 1970s. Users dubbed it "the brick."
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The hubbub surrounding Samsung's new Galaxy S IV phone, unveiled last night, makes me marvel over how the industry has changed over the years.
The number of U.S. cellphone subscriptions in 1985 was 340,213, according to CTIA-The Wireless Association.
By 2011, the trade group says, there were upward of 315.9 million wireless subscriptions in this country — a mind-blowing figure that exceeds our total population.
When did you get your first mobile phone? Was it a "brick," like the DynaTac model developed in the 1970s by Motorola?
How many cellphones have you had over the years? Who is your carrier?
When did you switch — assuming you have switched — to a smartphone?
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