From clamshell to multitouch, these cellphones made their mark -- for better or worse.
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The flip phone reached its artistic zenith with Motorola's sleek and slim Razr, the thinnest clamshell of its time. Reigning supreme in the mid-2000s -- right before the smartphone went mainstream -- the Razr was a minimalist beauty well-suited for talk and text. As the decade progressed, Motorola released updated versions of the Razr, including models with touch-capable external displays. There was even a hot pink version that 15-minute celebs like Paris Hilton couldn't resist. But despite Motorola's efforts to keep the flip phone relevant, the Razr faced declining sales as consumers switched to more feature-rich devices. In 2011, the Razr brand was resurrected for a new line of Motorola's Android-based Droid phones.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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