The first smartphone

The first smartphone was designed by IBM in 1992 and was called Simon. Was shown as a concept product that year at COMDEX expo. He was released to the public in 1993 and marketed by BellSouth. Apart from being a mobile phone, it contained calendar, address book, world clock, calculator, address book entries, email, send and receive FAX and included games. I had no physical buttons to dial. In place using a touch screen to select the contacts or the finger to create facsimiles and memos with an optional stylus. The text was entered with a keypad included in the predictive display. By the standards of today, the Simon away from a serious low-end phone.
The Nokia 9000, released in 1996, was listed as a communicator, but it was arguably the first in a line of smartphones. The Ericsson R380 was sold as a “smartphone”, but I could not run native applications of third parties. While the Nokia 9210 was arguably the first smart phone operating system, Nokia continued as referring to the communicator.
While the Nokia 7650 (announced in 2001) was referred to as a “smart phone” in the media and is now called “smartphone” on the Nokia support site, the press called it a phone for the photo field. The term gain credentials in 2002 when Microsoft announced its mobile operating system, then known as “Microsoft Windows Powered Smartphone 2002.”
More than 1000 million cell phones with camera will be sold in 2008. Smartphones with full support for e-mail represents about 10 to 100 million units.

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