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Trivial Tuesday

Posted by AlienCG on June 9, 2009

I thought last week’s Trivial Tuesday was a lot of fun that I thought I would do it again with a different retro gadget.  This time around, it’s looking at cell phone technology and one of the originals…

This is the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X mobile phone and it was the pinnacle of technology way back in 1983 (that’s 26 years ago).  It was a feather light 28 ounces when it was released.  So, my question is the same as last week, how much did it cost when it was released?  Closest to the real price wins.

Good luck with this one, ladies and gentlemen.  Stay tuned Friday for the exact answer and another historical comparison (with an announcement yesterday, the price point is even bigger now).  Have a nice day.


5 Responses to “Trivial Tuesday”

  1. Okay… I’m guessing $250.00! But I am quite clueless really.

    What an inconvenient looking thing! I cannot imagine carrying one around. ha

  2. laura b. said

    I am going to shoot high, because I know all of this technology was insane when it came out. My guess will be $2,500.

  3. churlita said

    Damn. My ex boyfriend had a cell phone in the early 80’s. I wonder if he’d remember. I’m going to say $1,000 even.

  4. Manuel said

    $1347.75. No friggin’ clue…

  5. Tara said


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