December 21, 2011 15:30 ET

Mobile Is the Exception to Inflation Shares How Mobile Is Becoming More Affordable as Technology Becomes More Compact

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Dec 21, 2011) -, the leading online source for deals and expert shopping tips, has compiled an infographic that shows how mobile is becoming more and more affordable as the technology continues to get better. Over the last 30 years, inflation has increased prices by over 134%. But while most products require digging deeper into pockets than they did a generation ago, there is a notable exception: cell phones. With its debut in the early 80s, mobile technology was a luxury available to few people and featured foot-long handsets weighing several pounds and costing almost $4,000.

What a difference 30 years makes as depicted in the following infographic. Not only has mobile become more affordable but the technology has become more compact -- even as features have expanded.

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