Geek Fact for November 23rd


In 1992, the first smartphone, IBM Simon, was introduced at COMDEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The IBM Simon Personal Communicator sported many of the features considered standard for smartphones today – a touchscreen (albeit monochrome), icons, email, calendar, predictive typing and even a game, Scramble. You could deliver more features, aka apps (camera, maps, and music), by inserting a memory card into the phone.

Learn more at http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-06-29/before-iphone-and-android-came-simon-the-first-smartphone.

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Judy Novotny

Judy is a computer veteran with 30 years of experience. She has owned everything from a TRS-80, Apple IIe and various Windows-based PCs. She is currently living in her Apple ecosystem at home consisting of an iPhone, iPad, iMac, MacBook, Apple TV, iPod nano and two Time Capsules. She is a fan of all things mobile since she got her first Palm Pilot in 1999. Check out her iPad app, Number Wizard, in the App Store. Follow her on Twitter @junovotech or at Junovo.com.