November 19, 2015

NOTHING COSTS MORE THAN IT USED TO:

Walmart's $10 Smartphone Has Better Specs Than the Original iPhone (NICHOLAS DELEON, November 15, 2015, Motherboard)

Walmart is now selling a TracFone-branded LG smartphone that costs $9.82 (it also ships free if your online order total tops $50). Now, there are a few reasons why you may not want such a smartphone--for one, it's running an outdated version of Android that may make it vulnerable to hackers--but there's no denying that it represents something pretty special. [...]

It's perhaps even more impressive when you consider that its modest specs--a 3.8-inch display, 3G and Wi-Fi networking, and a 3-megapixel camera--surpass those of the original iPhone, which was referred to in the tech press at the time as the "Jesus phone."

We radically underestimate the degree of deflation over the past 35 years.

Posted by at November 19, 2015 6:50 PM

  

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