I remember my dad having a cell phone that looked a little bit like that one when I was a kid. It was just a bit less bulky but otherwise pretty much the same. I laugh about it now and I'm sure it cost him a pretty penny (the phone I'm talking about that my dad had was only 20 years ago) but 4000$ would be nuts. Pretty cool though. Interesting post, Bignuf.
Heck no I would not have paid that much. I never grab phones when they just come out. I always wait for the price to drop or it becomes free. I just now got my iPhone 4 a year ago. It took me a long time to switch to one.
Oh man! I definitely wouldn't have been getting a cell phone then. I don't like paying more than $100 for a phone. I use MetroPCS for the no monthly contract, but still waited until my phone was on sale and had a rebate before I got it.