How far we've come since '93
The very first one
The first smartphone was released in 1993. The first smartphone was called the "IBM Simon." It could send and receive calls and text messages. It could send faxes and also had a world clock, calendar, calculator, notepad, and other useful things.
This was considered the first smartphone a few years after it was commercially available.
This is a flip phone. These phones were very popular in 2002-2004.
HTC Droid DNA
This is one model of many smartphones today. When advanced smartphones like these were released to the public, they pretty much pushed all other older phones out of the market
The first smartphone was invented & released to the public in 1993.
Goals of the smartphone
The goals of the smartphone were to make your life easier and more mobile. The Ibm Simon could send emails, faxes, and text messages. it had a calculator, calendar, world clock, and notepad to make your life easier.
Unintended Consequences of the smartphone
The smartphone is a great distraction. A study showed that students that studied using a computer or smartphone, got a lower grade. Not because they didn't know how to study with technology, but because they used the computer less like an education tool, compared to a book.
Intended consequences of the Smartphone
The smartphone was made to make peoples lives very easy and mobile at the same time.
Draw backs of the smartphone
It halts real human interaction, can leak your private information, and can cause some serious accidents. (like car crashes)
Risks of the smartphone
phishing, spyware, network, surveillance, diallerware, and financial malware attacks all could happen to you as a result of using a smartphone.
Benefits of the smartphone
very many, easy ways to communicate, you can have web access wherever you go, and there are apps for just about everything.