‘IBM Simon’: World’s first smartphone turns 20
World’s first smartphone to come into existence— a $900 klutzy IBM Simon mobile phone —turned 20. The phone was developed by IBM and the American cellular company BelSelf and hit the market in 1994.
It was around 23 cm long and weighed half a kg. Though looked gawky, Simon could do almost anything you wanted. It had touch screen technology with its green LCD screen. Its software allowed users to write notes, draw, update their calendar and contacts and send and receive faxes as well as calls.