We are in 21 Century, And having a smartphone is common in this century. But if we go back 25 years, the situation was not same. Maybe you are thinking, what are we talking right now? The answer is that in this article we are going to tell you about worlds first smartphone, when it launched? what’s the price of it? and what are the features in the first smartphone?
History Of World’s First Smartphone
“Simon” the name of world’s first smartphone was designed by IBM. IBM first showed Simon off in late 1992. But for a public, the sale went on August 16, 1994. That’s the reason that before 1995 people didn’t know about a smartphone. IBM’s Simon was the combination of cell phone and PDA. Know it’s time to know what are the features in this two-in-one smartphone.
Features Of World’s First Smartphone
Simon smartphone featured with monochrome LCD touchscreen measuring 4.5 inches by 1.4 inches. The design of this smartphone is pretty clunky as compared to today’s smartphone. But we don’t have to forget that we’re talking about the first smartphone & 90’s here. People used this smartphone to perform their regular basis work. Peoples weren’t able to click a selfie even a photo with this smartphone as there is no camera in Simon. Apart from calling, peoples use the Simon to send and receive emails, faxes, and pages. There was also a suite of built-in features including notes creator, an address book that looked like a file folder, calendar, world clock, and a way to schedule appointments.
Till now you have seen the photo of Simon smartphone, you know the features of this smartphone and how people used Simon smartphone. So, depending on these information, what do you think the price of this smartphone was?
Price Of Simon Smartphone
Simon smartphone launched with the price tag of $899 with a service contract ($1,435 in today’s dollars), according to Byte Magazine.
Shocked Ah! We also got shocked when we got to know about the price of this smartphone. Maybe you are saying “How it can possible, instead of buying this I like to buy iPhone X”. Here is the video how alarm works in Simon Smartphone:
With the above video, we are finishing our article. Now it’s your time to tell us what do you think about World’s first smartphone? And also tell us would you like to buy this smartphone? share your answer in below comment section.