Monday, 15 June 2015

The World's First Smartphone Was Created 15 Years Before The iPhone

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People didn't start using the term 'smartphone' until 1995, but the first true smartphone actually made its debut three years earlier in 1992. It was called the Simon Personal Communicator, and it was created by IBM more than 15 years before Apple released the iPhone.

IBM's Simon was the first phone to meld together the functions of a cell phone and a PDA, and it launched with the price tag of $899. The Simon was far ahead of its time. Aside from its calling capabilities, you could also use the Simon to send and receive emails, faxes, and pages.

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