ibm-simonThe idea of ​​creating an intelligent phone dates back to 1973, but the first sales of these devices began only in 1993. The term “smartphone”, instead, did not appear until 1997 when Ericsson described its GS88 “Penelope” as a Smart Phone.

The first smartphone ever was called Simon and was designed by IBM.

In the early 2000s the birth of the smartphone evolution is closely linked to the evolution of mobile cellular phone standards. Now almost everyone has got a smartphone.

Fun fact:
Smart means smart, so smartphones mean smart phones.
Smart is an adjective that can be translated into quick, fast, clever, sharp, bright and intelligent.

Matteo and Anna (Class 5)