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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#1
Anonymous
August 29th, 2011 at 1:27 am

Amazing dude, 1991 seems like yesterday. Time really does fly.
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#2
Free
August 29th, 2011 at 9:12 am

Nice infographic.

 
 
#3
Malice Mizer
August 29th, 2011 at 10:01 am

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

 
 
#4
Aguilera
August 30th, 2011 at 10:13 am

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

 
 
#5
Bob Roberts
August 30th, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Love the Windows Phone graphic….¬†Hilarious!

 
 
#6
Phone Service
December 9th, 2011 at 6:48 am

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

 

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