full ten years
What is “pocket calls”? Why do mobile phones go on sale only ten years after development? And where are the mobile communication antennas hiding?
1. Clever Simon. The world’s first smartphone Simon weighed about half a kilogram. In 1993, he offered the possibility of sending mail and messages to a pager, as well as calculator functions and handwritten notes. IBM manufactured only 2,000 of these devices.
2. Simple but popular. Nokia 1100 became the bestseller among mobile phones – and for a long time among all gadgets. From 2003 to 2007, 250 million devices were sold. Continue reading