Steve Jobs: The Tech Icon, The Visionary

As tech enthusiasts we pay tribute to one of the most iconic leaders in the history of our industry. Steve Jobs was a technological visionary who transcended the possibilities of his time. Here’s a brief timeline of his career inside and outside Apple.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, we’ve bumped up this excerpt made about Steve Jobs shortly after his passing in 2011. In some instances, bits of the article have been updated to reflect the actual updated figures. As the head of Apple, Steve Jobs contributed to shaping today’s PC industry, including smartphones, tablets, music, digital distribution, and more. For this we pay tribute to Steve.

The first iteration of Motorola’s Atrix smartphone promised a lot. It had a 4-inch “QHD” (960×540) display, slim body and the ability to achieve PC-like functionality with a laptop-sized expansion dock or HD multimedia dock. Although it wasn’t quite the hit the company was hoping for, its follow-up picks up speed with a better camera, more storage, and ‘true’ 4G speeds (AT&T’s HSPA+ network topping out at 21Mbps). You’ll also get a 1GHz dual-core processor and the same expansion capabilities that its predecessor offered—all for a lower price tag starting at $100.

Motorola Droid Bionic has a long past. Although it was originally announced at CES in January, Motorola went back to the drawing board and came up with a device that could be a doppelganger for the Droid X2. But don’t be fooled by appearances; This dual-core phone runs on Verizon’s fast LTE network, supports a range of accessories that use its Webtop software, and delivers solid battery life. It sports a 4.3-inch, QHD (540×960 pixels) display and can record 1080p HD video.

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