Meet Simon: the world’s first ‘smartphone’ turns 20

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Mobile phones, Smartphones Leave a Comment

OK, so the term 'smartphone' wasn't actually around when IBM released the Simon in August of 1994, but it was easily the smartest mobile phone of its day. The Simon Personal Communicator was was a handheld, touchscreen mobile phone, designed and engineered by IBM and the American cellular company Belself. It was the first gadget…

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Google Nexus 4 getting 32GB 4G variant in May

Gerald Lynch Android, Google, Mobile phones, Tech Digest news 6 Comments

Google's Nexus 4 was one of the best Android phones available last year, putting top-specs in a cut-price handset. According to SIDHTech, it now looks as though Google are looking to give the smartphone a 2013 makeover, updating the storage…

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Now Facebook plans to take over your mobile with Home for HTC and Samsung Android handsets

shinychris Facebook, Mobile phones, Social Media Leave a Comment

By Ashley Norris, Shiny ShinyI assume you have all caught the Facebook news from yesterday. If not go here. Suggesting that apps were a legacy from the PC age Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new wrapper for Android 4.0 handsets called…

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