2002

Popular Mechanics (South Africa) - - News -

16 years ago we wrote about the blaz­ing new data speeds we’d be able to achieve on our cell­phones. That speed was GPRS.

The best phones such as Nokia, Mo­torola, Eric­s­son, Siemens and Psion would be ca­pa­ble of reach­ing trans­mis­sion rates of 43 kbps.

The cell­phone it­self was also in a state of tran­si­tion in 2002. SMS was still fairly new and had kinks that needed to be worked out and the mes­sag­ing cul­ture that’s be­come the norm to­day, had not yet be­gun to blos­som.

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