[Community] The first "Smartphone"...

Walter Brill WalterBrill at t-online.de
Sun Jan 26 15:40:35 CET 2014


Ryan de Laplante wrote:
> I have a working IBM Simon with original box & manual in my collection of 
> vintage computers.  It's a really neat device, way ahead of its time.

He's is still alive: 
<http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/bibuxton/buxtoncollection/detail.aspx?id=40>

Vintage also: 
<http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/people/bibuxton/buxtoncollection/browse.aspx>

:-)

Ciao
Walter

> Ryan
> 
> 
> On Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:09:12 PM Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> I just found this which appears to be the first "smartphone":
>>
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Simon
>>
>> It was shipped 20 years ago (2 years after announcement). The features have
>> changed quite a lot since then, but not "problems with the device's
>> software"...
>>
>> -- hns
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