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The Evolution Of Smartphones [Infographic]

The Smartphone History Timeline Infographic

It’s hard to picture a world without smartphones these days. I mean, we’ve had them for so long now, and I hardly remember when they were not around. I remember having a Nokia phone (not a smartphone) back in the 90s, but that’s as far back as I can remember even having the ability to remotely log onto the Internet on a phone. It was when it was still just text on these devices, no images, just pure text. 1993 was the year when the world saw the first real smartphone. It was when the IBM Simon was released, and it had minor apps. It had functions such as a fax, a PDA and even a pager. The evolution since then has been nothing less than amazing.

It’s the always entertaining and knowledgeable Tech King who put together this nicely executed infographic. It will take you back to the very beginning of our smartphone world, and take you through a journey that most of us have probably forgotten already. It was not until 14 years after IBM first released that first version of a smartphone that Apple released the iPhone. That is quite a leap, and I think IBM really deserves some props for that.

We are too used to just glorifying the iPhone all the time, and this makes us somewhat ignorant to the other brands and the awesome technology that is around us. Some people have discovered it, and some of those people wouldn’t even go near the iPhone just because they like their smartphone better than the iPhone. I don’t know if it is the same symptom the Apple Fanboys have when they just want Apple gear just because… well, it’s Apple. So we’re seeing this picking sides all over again, just like we did with Apple and Microsoft before (and which is still present to some extent).

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The Smartphone History Timeline Infographic

 
 
 
 
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Author: Richard Darell

Richard Darell is the founder and CEO of Bit Rebels, a multifaceted online news outlet that reports daily on the latest developments in technology, social media, design and everything geek. Today this media entity welcomes more than 2.5 million unique visitors per month and is considered the go to place for people in constant motion. As an Internet entrepreneur, he is dedicated to constantly trying to develop new ways to bring content faster and closer to the end user in a more streamlined way. His excitement for statistics has allowed him to further develop systems that continuously produce accurate and fast-paced analytics to better optimize the approach by which Bit Rebels presents news and content. His graphic design background has proven to be an important tool when designing new systems and features for Bit Rebels since the development of solid and stable code depends entirely on their structure and implemented procedures. Richard currently resides in Stockholm, Sweden and directs the Bit Rebels offices in both Stockholm and Atlanta. You can reach Richard at richard@bitrebels.com

2 Comments

Franklyn

July 23rd, 2013

Wow, this piece of writing is fastidious, my sister is analyzing these
kinds of things, therefore I am going to let know her.

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Aaron

August 3rd, 2013

Everyone always forgets to mention the LG Prada. Poor little guy, first capacitive touch phone with the simple “Apple” design.

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