Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jul 2011 20:50 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless I've kind of painted myself in a corner with that headline, because I never anticipated I would need another preview article for this project. However, thanks to all your comments on both the site and through email, the scope of this project has grown considerably. As part of this growing scope, I'm acquiring more and more devices, and yesterday, I managed to score a phone which, while almost forgotten by most of the rest of the technology press, contained two very important firsts. Not only was this the first phone with a capacitive touch screen, it was also the first phone with an interface design from the ground-up for finger/touch input. Say hello to the LG KE850, better known as the LG Prada.
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Dont forget the p910i from 2004
by Beta on Thu 28th Jul 2011 22:48 UTC
Beta
Member since:
2005-07-06

Thom,
I do hope you cover my phone (launched summer 2004), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sony_Ericsson_P910
If you took the keypad off, (this was a feature, they included a cover in ever box), it was the phone many of these smartphones would become…
I would bore people to death about how the future was being able to sit at bowling and get on wikipedia, and send emails.. ha, they thought I was mad.

It even had natively installable apps on day one, ’cause it was Symbian. Eat that 2007 iPhone that only supported web apps. I stopped using it at the start of 2010 - was waiting for a decent Android device, and the HTC Desire was that.

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stabbyjones Member since:
2008-04-15

I wanted that phone soooo bad!

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meerrettich Member since:
2010-11-08

So what about Newton then?

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Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

Whenever was that a phone?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Pfft. The Danger Hiptop ( aka Tmobile sidekick) had apps and a market to buy apps in 2003. Oh ... and the founder went on to found a different Mobile operating system called Android. While danger was swallowed up by microsoft ... resulting in the worlds most popular phones ever the Kin 1 and the Kin 2!

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Beta Member since:
2005-07-06

Pfft. The Danger Hiptop ( aka Tmobile sidekick) had apps and a market to buy apps in 2003.


It’s the whole package of the p910 I am arguing for ;)

Don’t think I have ever seen a Hiptop, was it US only? I only know about it from knowledge of Danger.

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