Technology has come a long way since 1878, when Alexander Graham Bell made the first phone call in history. Smartphones didn't come into existence until over 100 years later. Smartphones were a huge technological milestone, as it paved the way for essentially fully functioning computers that fit in our pockets. The smartphones of 10 years ago served as a prototype for the moder, newer and more efficient smartphone. We've come a long way since the days Nokia's. Some of the phones that bridged the gap between basic phones and smartphone had bulky looks due to a full keyboard. Those phones lasted quite a while. A momentum grew, companies like Apple and Google capitalized heavily on the publics interest in smartphones.