Mobile Phones are no longer a luxury

The first hand-held mobile phone was demonstrated by Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing 2 kg.[1] In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first to be commercially available. From 1990 to 2010, worldwide mobile phone subscriptions grew from 12.4 million to over 4.6 billion. More information at Wikipedia.

Mobile phones are no longer a luxury but a necessity in people’s lives. Chris Yates from Huddle Productions did video interviews with a variety of people at a Social Media Club of Dallas event. The event was sponsored by Verizon.

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  1. Matt Decuir says:

    I do believe that mobile phones are no longer a luxury. At this point, they may be more important than wallets. People don’t sleep with their wallets, but some do sleep with their phones under their pillow, or even in hand, and wake up throughout the night to check notifications.

    Can you imagine what’ll happen when our phone DOES become our wallet?

    • Chris Yates says:

      I think you are right. Eventually your phone will have everything you need to pay for services. They are already doing that in Japan.


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