Motorola ran a Super Bowl commercial in 2000 that featured Yasmine Bleeth – she of Baywatch fame – attempting to pick up her car from a service station. Instead of text-messaging all their friends, the two guys behind the counter use a computer to blast messages out to everyone’s pagers. Yes, pagers. Remember pagers?
Fate: Motorola is still around, but pager sales are waaay down relative to 2000.
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