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General Chat Thread, What was the first 'modern' smartphone? in General; Originally Posted by themightymrp I had one of those!! It fits the criteria but I think there was something out ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by themightymrp View Post
    I had one of those!! It fits the criteria but I think there was something out before it?

    LG KE850 Prada - Full phone specifications

    I thought this was commonly thought of as the "inspiration" behind the iPhone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It does indeed have a touchscreen, but no media playback (no headphone socket).
    It had a stupid Sony Ericsson headphone socket which could be used with supplied earphones to listen to MP3 and other files. You can also get a converter to connect standard 3.5mm ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokalus View Post
    It had a stupid Sony Ericsson headphone socket which could be used with supplied earphones to listen to MP3 and other files. You can also get a converter to connect standard 3.5mm ones.
    The man speaks the truth. Headphones included!

    P800 manual

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerospacemango View Post
    LG KE850 Prada - Full phone specifications

    I thought this was commonly thought of as the "inspiration" behind the iPhone?
    That came out in the same year as the iPhone, so couldn't really be inspiration, as the iPhone had been in development for longer than that...

    Not to mention, the others being looked at are 3 years earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben604 View Post
    The man speaks the truth. Headphones included!

    P800 manual

    Sony lock you into a technology that on-one else uses? Who'd thought it?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hokalus View Post
    It had a stupid Sony Ericsson headphone socket which could be used with supplied earphones to listen to MP3 and other files. You can also get a converter to connect standard 3.5mm ones.
    Knew i remembered using headphones with mine!

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    I've a sneaking suspicion that early HTC's may be the ones we are to look at in our quest.

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    Palm Treo maybe. I had one of the first cheap smart phones. It was a Palm Centro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    It does baffle me as to why it took RIM so long to release one!
    You could argue they never did...
    Didn't they rebrand their corporate identity to Blackberry when they released there touch screen phone earlier in the year?

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    There's a lot of early PDA/Phone crossover stuff from both Palm and later HP that could be considered a 'smart' phone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnCondon View Post
    You could argue they never did...
    Didn't they rebrand their corporate identity to Blackberry when they released there touch screen phone earlier in the year?
    They've actually had touch screen handsets out before that. the Storm for example.

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    I think the P800 fits the bill, at that point Sony should have followed that up with their 'iPhone' and taken over the world, they missed the boat and have played catchup since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    I'd be looking at the 02 XDAs personally, they had a pile of them. The XDA IIi or IIs in late 2004/early 2005 predates the iPhone and fits all of the criteria.

    The Palm Treo 650 was released at the same time and also meets the criteria.
    The XDA was the one I was thinking of..

    Was definitely 2003/4 one of our colleauges had one.

    Rob

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    Xda II

    The successor to the Xda, the Xda II, was released in November 2003.

    Intel XScale PXA263 (400 MHz)
    128 MB SDRAM, 64 MB ROM
    3.5" Transflective 65,536 colour LCD (240320 pixels)
    I/O: cable (USB, RS-232), IrDA, Bluetooth, SD flash card & SDIO flash card
    Integral VGA camera (640480 pixels)
    HTC codename: HTC Andes, but variants were known as HTC Himalaya

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