The Droid at a bargain price...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by kbayer, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. kbayer

    kbayer Well-Known Member
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    The Droid at any price is a bargain, relative to pricing of cellphones and computers when they were first starting to catch on... and the early mainframes didn't have GPS, cameras, etc -- nor a fraction of the horsepower that we take for granted today...
    Check out the prices below -- much respect to our pioneering forefathers!
     

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  2. melmigs

    melmigs Well-Known Member
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    That cell phone's timeless.
     
  3. Golden Falcon

    Golden Falcon Active Member
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    Epic win :)

    10 Megabytes can go a long way... unless You have a 10+min song -.-;
     
  4. 928Droid

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    Too funny to think about this.

    My first PC was a compaq back in the mid 80s. Had the new 386 chip. a 20mrg hard drive, I upgraded the ram to 512K and a 20meg tape backup, total cost was approx. $9000

    My first laptop was an IBM thinkpad when they first came out, total cost $7000

    My first Cellphone (also in the mid-late 80s) was one of the Motorola (or Panansonic??, cain't remember) Car phones, with the optional shoulder carry setups the total cost was $1900! Ironically I still have it somewhere, couldn't throw it away after paying that much for it.

    Even as late as the early 90s (1991 if I recall correctly) Motorola built me a gadget to plug my cell phone into my laptop to use as a remote control project I built (controlled a complete nightclub lighting, sound, video and security from anywhere on my laptop with real time video) cost me $1500. I still have that it in a box somewhere too.

    The Droid at $199 is giveway compared to the old days.
     
  5. CookieMomster

    CookieMomster Well-Known Member
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    Sheesh. I probably have that cell phone in my garage somewhere. Right next to my pager.
     

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