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?Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.