You probably still know Windows XP? Of course you do, because it still runs on many computers today, despite having been launched 10 years ago, back in 2002. The look and feel is still the same as back then. But do you remember the Nokia 7650? Probably not because you haven't seen anybody in half a decade using one. But, believe it or not, it was also launched back in 2002 and it was THE high end smartphone of its day to be had for around 600 euros. Let's have a look at the specs then and now:
- CPU: 104 MHz (vs. 1.0 GHz and up today, 1 order of magnitude)
- Storage memory: A whooping 4 MB (vs. 16-32 GB today, almost 4 orders of magnitude)
- Camera: 640×480, i.e. 0.3 Megapixels (vs. 8 megapixels found in most phones today or 41 megapixels of the Nokia 808, 1 order of magnitude)
- Network: GPRS, 40 kbit/s (vs. 21 MBit/s HSPA+, 2 orders of magnitude)
- Display resolution: 176×208 pixels, 4096 colors (vs. 640×960 (iPhone4), not quite an order of magnitude, but you can easily tell..)
And all of this in 10 years. Kind of gives you an idea of what to expect in 10 years from now (apart from Windows XP still running on some machines).