The Evolution of the Smartphone.

The smartphone is a class of mobile phone and portable computer integrated into one device. They are distinguished from feature phones by their stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems, which facilitate wider software, internet, and multimedia functionality (including music, video, cameras, and gaming), alongside core phone functions such as voice calls and text messaging. Smartphones typically cost more than feature phones. The first smartphone was the Simon Personal Communicator, introduced in 1992 by IBM. It combined a cellular phone with a PDA like functionality. The device was not commercially successful. In 1996, the Palm Pilot 1000 personal digital assistant was launched, which also combined cellular phone and PDA functionality. The Palm Pilot was a commercial success, helping to establish the smartphone category. In 1997, Nokia launched the Nokia 9000 Communicator, which combined a cellular phone with a PDA and a full keyboard. The device was bulky and expensive, but it was popular among business users. In 1999, Blackberry launched the Blackberry 850, the first true smartphone. It combined a cellular phone with email and other PIM (personal information management) functions. The Blackberry was successful in the business market, but it was not until the launch of the Apple iPhone in 2007 that the consumer market for smartphones truly took off. The iPhone combined a cellular phone with a multimedia player, internet capabilities, and a new type of user interface based on multi touch. The iPhone was followed by a number of other successful smartphones, including the Google Android platform, which launched in 2008. Today, smartphones are an essential part of our lives. They keep us connected to our friends and family, help us stay productive at work, and entertain us when we’re bored. It’s hard to imagine life without them!

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