The cell phone turns 40 today, and it has come a long way. It’s lighter, faster, and capable of more than we ever imagined. In its short history, it’s gone from a cumbersome brick to an intelligent device that has changed how we communicate with each other. It’s hard to imagine a world without it, and it’s become such a part of our lives that 4 out of 5 people check their cell phones within 15 minutes of waking up.
So to honor the cell phone’s birthday, Column Five partnered with Mashable to create an infographic that takes a look at the history—and future—of this innovative technology. Whether you rocked a Nokia 5110 (with its whole 3 hours of battery life) or spent way too much money on the Motorola Razr, we think you’ll enjoy this trip down memory lane. (more…)