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It was called Simon the first smartphone in the world

Ibm Simon first smartphome

His name was Simon, he didn't have a physical keyboard, but a big touch screen. He acted as a fax, as a pager, he had the calendar, the calculator, the clock, he could even send emails and he had a preloaded video game. In short, all the features that made the success of these devices. Just that Simon from 1994, created by IBM (…)

His name was Simon, he didn't have a physical keyboard, but a big touch screen. He acted as a fax, as a pager, he had the calendar, the calculator, the clock, he could even send emails and he had a preloaded video game. In short, all the features that made the success of these devices. Only Simon from 1994, created by IBM and distributed by BellSouth, was presented as a prototype at the 1992 Comdex and entered the market in 1994, a good 13 years before the first iPhone . It boasts several records, in addition to being the first smartphone the first touch phone, without a physical keyboard, a feature made successful by the iPhone, which would have appeared 13 years later, not only. It was also possible to install applications created by third parties using the PCMCIA port. It was also the first mobile phone to have a video game: it was called Scramble and it was basically the game of fifteen. The memory was 1 MB, the screen resolution was 160 × 293 pixels, the dimensions 200 x 64 x 38 mm while the weight was 510 grams. Despite the great innovations that Simon presented his life lasted little, just a year. In 1995 production was stopped. A total of 50,000 were sold.Ibm Simon first smartphome