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the evolution of mobile phones (w/ video)

The mobile communications platform has come a long way.  And we still have a long way to go.

Imagine an internet where users had to pay separate fees for:
  • sending IMs
  • receiving IMs
  • checking email
  • accessing video
  • streaming music
  • downloading a wallpaper
  • downloading a desktop theme
  • playing a casual online game
In this model, the internet would have been crippled before it even began.

The only reason that mobile web usage is growing is because we need it (despite the back end business model that fuels it).  Whether it be aggregators, standardization issues, or even carrier restrictions, the system is broken.  Nevertheless, the industry is set to grow.  Because we, the users need it to.

And with that, I leave you with a video-pictorial history of the evolution of the mobile phone.  Video below/after the jump.

Have a great weekend.