The smartphone effect: 1991 vs 2011

Michael Douglas Cell Phone

There is little doubt that technology has changed things completely for western society in the last two decades. Computers are smaller and much faster. Games are graphically enhanced to resemble reality. Just about anything we would want to know that used to require a trip to the library can be found on Google or Wikipedia.

The internet might be the most profound technological advancement in the last 20 years, but cell phones in general and smart phones in particular have made the transition to a digitally-driven world much more pronounced. Do you remember what it was like when you got your first cell phone?

This infographic by our friends at the Windows Team gives us a quick look at the changes that have happened in cellular technology over the years and how it has changed the way we do… everything. Click to enlarge.

Cell Phone Evolution
Written by Connor Livingston

+Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.
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  • Anonymous

    Amazing dude, 1991 seems like yesterday. Time really does fly.
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  • http://the-free.net/ Free

    Nice infographic.

  • http://profiles.google.com/malicemizer Malice Mizer

    After the Second Bing Reference I knew something was up. They even made the infographic look like the tiles interface.

  • http://www.videoconverterfactory.com/dvd-ripper/ Aguilera

    I think the most obvious changes do exist in the field of computer and mobile devices within the past 20 years.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Roberts/100002763686752 Bob Roberts

    Love the Windows Phone graphic…. Hilarious!

  • http://www.ringcentral.com/phone-service/index.html Phone Service

    Oh. so this is a Microsoft Ad. No wonder they put Bing instead of Google.