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Cool handheld devices from yesteryear
Mobile tech has gone mainstream due to advances in the last few years, but in reality, it's been years in the making. Looking back at handhelds that appeared over decades, we have selected ten devices that changed the game in some profound way.
These aren't the only gadgets that shook the world by any means, but each one in this roundup made a big contribution to the advancement of mobile technology. This assortment of devices covers a lot of time, with the first one appearing way back in 1977. The youngest in the collection hit the scene in 2004, so the current stage of mobile technology we are enjoying today was literally decades in the making.
My obsession with mobile tech is evident as I owned six of the gadgets in this collection.
Join us in a trip down memory lane as we salute ten handheld devices that shook the world. If you have fond memories of a gadget that didn't make this list, share it in the comments below.