The first smartphone in history - 30 years ago


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When and where was the first ever smartphone sold?

The first smartphone in history is generally considered to be the Simon Personal Communicator, produced by IBM and released in 1994. This device was sold in the United States. It was a mobile phone with additional features such as email management, calendar and a rudimentary touchscreen. However, the concept of the smartphone has been defined and developed gradually over the years, with different devices helping to shape its evolution.