Who invented the smartphone?
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Who invented the smartphone?

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The American technology company IBM (International Business Machines Corp.) invented the smartphone in 1992. The first smartphone released for the public was named Simon.

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The term smartphone was not coined until 1997, but Simon had most of the capabilities expected from such a device. Simon was the first phone to incorporate features such as a touchscreen and software applications. It came complete with a stylus, and it allowed users to update their calendars, write notes and receive and send faxes. The phone also came with a text prediction function and an email function. Simon only worked on the networks of 15 American states.

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