The Smartphone has revolutionized the way we live our lives. From the way we interact with others to how we find a great place to eat to how navigate from one location to another, Smartphone’s like the iPhone, Droid and Galaxy continue to evolve and alter human nature. But they didn’t come from nowhere; in fact there is a great history to the Smartphone. With a heavy focus on mobile SEO, mobile websites and applications, Ignite Visibility asks you to read and share the history of this amazing device.
1993 The IBM Simon
- The first real Smartphone
- Had a touch screen to dial numbers
- It was very heavy
- Cost was $899
- Most people would rather not have a smart phone than have the IBM Simon
1996 The Palm Pilot
- Not technically a Smartphone, but the Palm Pilot still can be given credit for reigniting the smart phone craze
- Executives flocked to this device in 1996
- It had 16MHZ of processing power and 128 KB of memory
- Cost was $300
- At the time, the Palm Pilot was the coolest device on the market
1998 The Nokia 9110 Communicator
- The device that symbolizes modern day Smartphones
- Grayscale screen
- No ability to browse the web yet
- It did have a creative flip keyboard, much like the Droid of today
2003 The Palm Treo 600
- The first Smartphone released by Palm after acquiring the device manufacture handspring
- The handspring has become the basis for all Palm Treo devices
- This phone had GSM and CDMA models, 32MB of RAM and 144 MHZ of processing power.
- The Treo was popular, but really the beginning of the demise of Palm as a Smartphone power.
2007 The Apple iPhone
- The iPhone has been a game changer for all Smartphone’s
- It’s touch screen and user interface were unlike anything on the marketing
- It marked the beginning of the rise in applications for phones
- It challenged everything created before it and set a new precedent for the industry.
2012 Today’s Most Popular Smartphone’s
Apple iPhone 5
With a cost of $199, the iPhone 5 is the hottest Smartphone on the market. The device has addressed many of the shortcomings of previous iPhones. The main criticism has been the new Apple Maps, which is a new Apple initiative replacing Google maps, and the easily damaged case.
Samsung Galaxy S3
Costing between $99 and $139, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is a high-end highly used phone with HTC One X.
Motorola Droid Razor Maxx
Powered by Google’s Android operating system, it is incredibly capable, light, carries a long battery life and can rage greatly in cost, from $99 to $800 depending of the device running the Android OS.