Nowadays, Cell phone becomes a necessary thing when people go out as key and wallet. Customers now are giving more attention to smart phones, which can link to internet and freely download apps from app store and internet. So, what about the beginning of the smart phone and how the smart phone developed during the 10 years? Now let us talk about the 10 years’ development of smart phone.
2001: The born of Symbian and Ericsson Produced the First Smart Phone
At the beginning of 2001, Ericsson released the first smart phone R380s based on Symbian, which had a touch screen under a flip. This kind of PDA + Phone model became a kind of smart phone model: Symbian UIQ. R380s pointed a bright future to Sony Ericsson P800 and P900 series. That is the first smart phone in the world.
2002: Microsoft and Palm Breaking out
Nokia 7650 is the first phone based on Symbian S60. Having a clear interface as normal cell phone, S60 users can freely expand function to their phones. Inner-build camera and MMS supported help Nokia 7650 gain a much attention. The later N seris proved that Nokia choose a right direction on smart phone design for these years.
Handspring’s first smart phone is Treo 180(Palm OS). It is interesting that its processor is come from MOTOROLA and only 33MHz and 16MB memory, however, at that time, it is one of the big storage space.
At the end of 2002, Windows Mobile Dopod 686 is released and receives a lot of eyes because the Windows PC liked interface and easy to use. And I would like to piont out that the OEM of Dopod 686 is HTC(now one of the most popular smart phone producers).
Sony Ericsson P800 is the first smart phone using Symbian UIQ touch screen, at the same time, it also has a Keypad which is really convinient for many bussiness man and they love it very much. Sony Ericsson P800 is relased at the end of 2002 and Flight mode is first appear at P800.
2003: Microsoft VS Symbian
At 2003, handSpring published GSM Treo 270 and Treo 300, frist introduced colorful screen and Blazer Browser. At that time Palm OS has many cellphone software for users to read ebook, play cellphone game and surfing the internet. Also Palm OS can share files with infared port. Treo leads RIM BlackBerry on most fields. Except sending Email, BalckBerry mainly attracts bussiness man.
The smart phone of 2003 is Dopod 696 without any doubt. Dopod 696 is warmly welcomed by bussiness man because it is using Windows Mobile 2003 for Pocket PC Phone Edition which is really like Wins PC. Dopod 696 is the most classic Windows Mobile smart phones.
Nokia N-Gage is the first mix of smart phone and game boy. All of us can not predict that the reall PSP smart phone will appear 7 years later with Android system.
Treo 600 is the last one from Handspring. This small Palm OS smart phone is one of the best touch feeling full keyboard smart phone. It is momeried by users with its nice-feeling keyboard and fast Palm single task system. After Palm buy Handspring and its hardware department and Handspring made up of the PalmOne and produced the later Palm smart phones.
2004: Treo led the way, Symbian and Mircrosoft getting better
Treo 650, the most successful smart phone in Palm history, is released in 2004. This powerful all running easy to use full keyboard smart phone improve the resolution and color and succeed the fast operation and nice hand-feeling. However, because of the browser of Palm OS can not keep pace with the development of internet and the bad market strategy, it is the beginning of the Palm’s failure.
In this year, Symbian’s 7610 and 6670 make Nokia the king of smart phone. Dopod 818 is welcomed by female users because the its size is suitable for female and gives a new impression of Windows Mobile smart phones. MOTO still using its Linux and published E680 and A780 two classic smart phone.
2005: S60, the king of smart phone system
With a 2-megapixel camera and cool appearence, Nokia N70 and its Symbian S60 system gain great attention. From N70, Nokia’s Symbian S60 system is getting better and better and most of S60 users first became S60 and Nokia lovers.
At 2005, RIM published 8700 seris and became the model of morden BlackBerry phones. Also in this year, RIM has 4 million users all around the world.
2006: The era of Nokia
Nokia N73 is released at 2005 with perfect appearence and performence. This is the peak of Symbian S60. It is like today’s iPhone. Later Nokia published different edition of N73, and also received high attention.
At the same year, Nokia smells the bussiness smart phone and published E61 with full keyboard and it is the begning of Nokia Bussiness seris E.
2007: Nokia N95 VS Apple iPhone
At the begning of 2007, Apple released the first generation of iPhone. At first iPhone is not optimistic from many analyst. However, the first week, iPhone sold out 270,000 suites and more than 400million in 2007. iPhone received the most succesfull invention 2007 from “Times”. Unique interface, gravity sensing and muti-touch and other new tech make iPhone having large fans on the planet. But, at that time, Nokia N95 is also one of the most popular smart phone. العاب موبايل