The cellular phone, or cell phone for short, is a telephone that has access to a cellular radio system so it can be used over wide area without having a physical connection to a network But what's a smartphone? A smartphone works just the same as a cell phone, but it is integrated computer and includes other features that are not originally associated with telephones, such as an operating system, Web browsing and the ability to run software applications.


History of the Smartphone

In this day and age, it seems just about everyone owns a smartphone. But smartphones came out not too long ago. With advanced capabilities and other unique features, smartphones rose to popularity. But, before smartphones were created, people carried around simple cell phones and PDAs. Eventually the technology of both the cell phone and PDAs were combined, thus creating smartphones.

The first concepts of combining cell phones and PDAs were introduced during the 1970s. But it wasn't until 1992 that the first prototype of a cell phone with PDA features, created by IBM. It was showcased at a COMDEX, a computer industry trade show. Then in 1974, BellSouth redefined IBM's "smartphone" and named it "Simon Personal Communicator. The Simon Personal Communicator was the first thing to ever be referred to as a "smartphone," because it had the abilities to create/receive calls, send faxes, emails, and more.

In 2007, Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone. He referred to it as a "revolutionary and magical product." Then in 2009, Samsung launched it's first smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy. Apple's iPhone series and Samsung's Galaxy series have taken over the smartphone market as the top two competitors, and smartphones have taken over the cellular phone market.

iPhone 8


Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus