IBM/BellSouth Simon Personal Communicator

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Date Introduced
1993
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 9 in x 3 in x 2 1/2 in
Manufacturer
IBM/BellSouth
Credit Line
Gift of Len Shustek and Donna Dubinsky
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Object ID
102711516

The unsuccessful Simon was the first smartphone, combining mobile phone, personal organizer, fax, and pager. It pioneered using a touchscreen instead of buttons for dialing and typing. Brick-like in both weight and appearance, its talk time was less than 30 minutes and it cost $899.