1990s or 2000s tech?


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New gadgets flooded the market in the 1990s and 2000s, each one smaller, faster and cooler than the next. See if you can recall in which decade these gadgets made their debut.

BlackBerry 850 Wireless Handheld

The first incarnation of the now-ubiquitous BlackBerry was a two-way pager that came out in 1998.


Sony Handycam DCR-VX1000: the first consumer-use digital camcorder

Sony unveiled the Handycam DCR-VX1000 in 1995.


Apple iPod

The revolutionary iPod debuted on the U.S. market on Oct. 23, 2001.


iRobot Roomba: vacuum robot

According to PC World magazine, the Roomba -- introduced in 2002 -- is "considered by many to be the first commercially successful domestic robot."


Motorola Razr V3

The ultrathin Razr was an instant hit when it went on sale in 2005.


Sony Aibo ERS-110: robotic dog

The robotic canine, which could recognize verbal commands in English and Spanish, came out in 1999 and was discontinued in 2006.


Sony PlayStation 2

The best-selling game console ever was introduced to the U.S. market in 2000.


Sega Dreamcast

The Dreamcast came out in 1999 but was outsold by the PS2.


Motorola StarTAC: the first clamshell mobile phone

The StarTAC was the smallest phone on the market when it debuted in 1996.


Nokia 9000 Communicator: the first smart phone

The Communicator, which flipped open to reveal a QWERTY keyboard, came out in 1996.


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