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The History of Smartphones

The History of Smartphones
RM Downey
  • On November 10, 2012
  • http://www.connectedtimes.com

We take you through a tour of one of the most significant devices in the information age, ‘The Smart phone”.  The term was first coined in 1997, marketed in 2001, but we go all the way back to 1993 to start our journey through the evolution of the Smartphone and it’s industry.

IBM Simon (1993)

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Dubbed as "The Personal Communicator", the IBM Simon was not only an early cell phone, had a touchscreen interface but could e-mail, page, fax and had many basic features of later PDA's such as a calendar, address book, world clock, calculator and even a few games.

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