IBM Simon the First Smartphone technology

IBM Simon
IBM Simon

This time, mobile phones become a necessity which is no longer used merely to call or send a short message or SMS. With the development of digital technology, the phone function is now evolving to meet the communication needs through the Internet and a host of entertainment applications.

Cell phone manufacturers are now continuing to develop the production of smartphones. Not only that, a number of corporate giants in the field of information technology also makes the smartphone market with a passionate rivalry in the developing smartphone operating system support.

In fact, when compared to existing smartphones, the first smartphone arguably made ​​much simpler. Debuting in 1993 at the Wireless World Conference, IBM launched a company BellSouth Cellular Simon as the first smartphone in the world.

As quoted from the pages of Mashable, the first smartphone weight is only about 1 pound or 0.5 pounds. IBM Simon is the forerunner of the PDA-phones that use LCD touchscreen.

The first smartphone is also the first phone that did not have a massage button and use the touch screen with stylus support. In addition, this phone also has an on-screen QWERTY keyboard.

When first launched, IBM Simon was promoted as the phone function is more than just voice. Simon was introduced as a device that uses advanced wireless technology and can function as a pager, email, calendar, date book, address book, calculator, to create an electronic sketch.

At that time, IBM Simon marketed at a price of around U.S. $ 899. Obviously the price is much more expensive than the price of an iPhone, BlackBerry, or Android-based smartphone sold today.

IBM Simon is only produced as many as 2,000 units. With limited production of IBM Simon, I wonder if Simon is currently the target of collectors.

HTC boss: iPhone used by Old People

iPhone used by Old people
iPhone used by Old people

With several products smartphone Android-based, HTC to be one serious contender iPhone in the rule the world mobile market. HTC boss is now even being aggressive. He made a public statement that the iPhone is only used by old people.

As quoted by page Mashable, HTC Boss for North America, Martin Fichter said young people are no longer interested in using the iPhone. This conclusion was drawn after accompanying his daughter lecture at Reed College, Portland, USA. At that time, Martin Fichter and conduct an informal survey.

"None of those using the iPhone. Their excuse: My father also used the iPhone," Fichter said, while speaking at the Mobile Future Forward conference in Seattle, United States.

"The interesting thing is happening in the market. iPhones no longer considered cool. They wear HTC, Samsung, and a number of cell phones and other gadgets made in China," said Martin Fichter.

However, Fichter did not consider all Apple products are no longer cool and is only used by parents. "MacBook Air is still cool. iPhone no longer cool. Here we are probably using an iPhone, but the children we no longer consider it cool."

HTC today is taking some aggressive steps. Despite using the Android operating system and Windows 7 Phone, HTC claims still looking for other alternatives to the operating system. Thus, HTC no longer depend on the Google as Android maker, especially since Google bought Motorola.

Martin Fichter utterance seemed to really impress a new marketing strategy HTC. So far, the impression of cool is Apple's strategy in the control of the smartphone market. However, Fichter step is considered strange, because during this time many people were waiting for the launch of the iPhone 5.

But, if not regarded as a marketing strategy, greeting Fichter assessed a point. So far, the iPhone is more widely used by older people, who tend to be expensive due to its price, especially when compared to Android-based smartphone that is cheaper.

Based on data from the recommendation engine statistic Hunch, Android users are mostly aged 18-34 years. Age is considered "cool" and make "cool" as an excuse to buy a product.

Galaxy Tab banned from Sale in Germany

Galaxy Tab vs iPad
Galaxy Tab vs iPad

Some times ago, Galaxy Tab been banned in the exhibition Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA), Galaxy Tab is now officially banned from sale in Germany, according to the Duesseldorf district court's decision.

As quoted by AFP on Saturday (09/10/2011), the Apple finally won a patent case against Samsung's technology in the courts, which make Samsung company is prohibited to sell the Galaxy Tab 10.1, because it had plagiarized the iPad.

Courts located in the western city of Duesseldorf, said that Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, has several keys that break the law regarding the patent technology.

Chief Judge, Johanna Brueckner-Hoffman, said that the apparent resemblance between Apple products with product by Samsung.

For example, he points to form a minimalist, flat screen, and a rounded tip at the corner of the tablet.

However, the Samsung says that they will do everything possible, including in the law, to maintain their existence in the European market.

Apple itself has also recently attacked the Samsung in Japan with similar lawsuits, the technology patent infringement.
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