Sony and JVC launched camera-recorders or camcorders. Sony stayed with the Beta movie (Betamax) standard while JVC went with VHS-C.
Motorola launched the DynaTAC 8000x, weighing in at 785g. It offered you about one hour of talk time, used an LED display and had an extremely attractive aerial.
LINA ECHEVERRIA joins Corning Inc. as a research scientist in exploratory glass and ceramics.