12 Interesting Mobile Phone Facts
The First Smartphone
The first smartphone was created by BellSouth Cellular and weighed at over a pound. It debuted at the Florida Wireless World Conference in 1993. It was a phone/PDA with an LCD touchscreen display. The smartphone was called Simon and it was designed by IBM and acted like a cellular phone, but also worked as a page, e-mail device, calendar, address book, calculator, and sketchpad. The retail price of the Simon was $899. Only 2,000 were made and they are now considered a collector’s item.