Fact File: Functions of the Smartphone There are numerous functions of
the Smartphone. A smart phone can be used to make and receive phone calls, make
video calls, access the Internet and browse the World Wide Web, play games, take
photographs and upload them, send emails, download and run Apps and navigate
Positioning System (GPS).
Fact File: Who invented the Smartphone? Invention: Smart phone *** Date of Invention: 1992 *** Name of Inventors: IBM (International Business Machines Corporation) *** Nationality of Inventors: American *** Historical Period: Technology and Information Age *** Category: Communications and Information *** Country of Origin:
United States of America *** The Inventors and Invention of the Smart phone ***
Fact 1: Who invented the Smartphone? The Smartphone was invented by IBM
(International Business Machines Corporation) in 1992 during the Technology and
Information Age of inventions.
Fact 2: Who invented the Smartphone? Prior to the invention of the Smartphone in 1992, there was
the conventional Telephone that was invented by Alexander Graham Bell in 1876.
Fact 3: Who invented the Smartphone? It was nearly 100 years before the
next significant to telecommunications when the hand-held, mobile
Cell Phone was invented by Martin Cooper in 1973.
Fact 4: Who invented the Smartphone? The invention of the Smartphone
would never have been invented without the Internet
which is generally credited to the work of the American computer scientists
Vinton Cerf and Robert E. Kahn who developed the Transmission Control Protocol
(TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP) in 1973.
Fact 5: Who invented the Smartphone? The addition to the Internet by the
World Wide Web that was invented byTim
Berners-Lee in 1991 was also another important and significant addition to the
evolution and development of the Smartphone.
Fact 6: Who invented the Smartphone? The first PDA (Personal Digital
Assistant), also known as a handheld PC, was introduced in 1984 and
developed further in when Apple Inc. released the Newton MessagePad. The PDA
(Personal Digital Assistant) was an organizer used to store contact information,
manage calendars, communicate by e-mail, and handle documents and spreadsheets.
Fact 7: Who invented the Smartphone? The invention of the Smartphone
happened when all of these technologies, and others like the camera, were
combined but the concept of the Smart phone had been born.
Fact 8: Who invented the Smartphone? In 1992 that IBM (International
Business Machines Corporation) came up with a prototype mobile phone that
incorporated the features of the PDA (Personal Digital Assistant). The first
version was refined and IBM introduced the Simon Personal Communicator to the
world in 1992, 15 years before Apple released the iPhone.
Fact 9: Who invented the Smartphone? The IBM Simon Personal Communicator
was a handheld, touchscreen mobile phone and PDA and was the first Smart phone,
although the word 'Smartphone' was not used until 1995.
Fact 10: Who invented the Smartphone? Simon had the ability not only to
make and receive cellular phone calls, but was also able to send and receive
faxes and Emails.
Fact 11: Who invented the Smartphone? Matti Makkonen invented
the short electronic messages sent over a cellular network, in 1992.
Fact 12: Who invented the Smartphone? In 1998 Bill Kincaid created
the MP3 player SoundJam MP. It was renamed iTunes when Apple purchased it in
Fact 16: Who invented the Smartphone? In 2000 the Ericsson R380
smartphone was released shortly followed by the Palm and BlackBerry smartphones.
Fact 13: Who invented the Smartphone? Technology took marched on when
Tony Fadell of Apple Inc. developed the Ipod in 2001. The Ipod was a small,
portable electronic device developed as a media player for playing and storing
digital audio and video files.
Fact 14: Who invented the Smartphone? The invention of the Smartphone
took a massive leap in 2007 when Steve Jobs (1955 - 2011), the co-founder of
Apple Computers, launched the Iphone.
Fact 14: Who invented the Smartphone? The Apple Iphone was strong on
design with an elegant glass-and-stainless-steel case. It combined many features
of the iPod, a digital camera and a Cell Phone. This revolutionary smart phone
device brought portable computing to one device. In addition the Apple Iphone
had full iTunes integration seamlessly sync data with digital music and videos
Fact 15: Who invented the Smartphone? The iPhone smartphone photo
management system featured a new "pinching" motion that allowed the user to zoom
in and out of photos, and to orient pictures in standard or landscape mode.
Fact 16: Who invented the Smartphone? The Android, iOS and Windows Phone
systems were introduced. Google Android is the most popular operating system,
Apple iOS comes on the Apple iPhone and Windows Phone is made by Microsoft
Fact 17: Who invented the Smartphone? The Smartphone is operated by the
user by applying various actions. The 'tap' is the simplest gesture, tap and
hold allows the user to to move icons around, the scroll function allows the
user to navigate web pages, the swipe allows for flipping between pages and
images, double-tap to access linked pages and the pinch-to-zoom action to
Fact 18: Who invented the Smartphone? The mobile app (short for
application) was introduced in 2009. The 'App' is a software application
designed to run on mobile devices such as smartphones that users can download on
to their smartphone. Apps can be downloaded on just about anything such as
games, Web services like YouTube, Music and video players, social networking
Fact 19: Who invented the Smartphone? It has been forecast that 70% of
the world would be using smartphones by 2020.
Fact 19: Who invented the Smartphone? It is difficult for many of us to
even imagine life without a smartphone - an amazing feat for such a new