What was the first 'modern' smartphone?
This has been nagging at me for ages now, and this article from Wikipedia annoys me slightly: Smartphone - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia as it (IMO) goes back too far.
So my question is this. What is the first true 'modern' smartphone? I remember back in about 2005 one of the staff in the pace I was working had a HP iPaq (6310?) that was a phone coupled with a PDA running a version of Windows. It was quite a nice device for the time as well. So to set a criteria for this and to define a 'modern' era phone it most meet the following criteria:
- Combine the functionality of a phone and PDA
- Have a touch screen (keyboard optional)
- Able to access the internet via a system other than wi-fi/bluetooth/tethering i.e WAP/3G
- Support the sending and receiving of email
- Have a camera
- Be able to install software from third parties
- Natively support media playback and storage
- To fit into a pocket easily
I was going to include GPS as a feature but it was still a novelty in many phones until a few years ago. Anyway, over to you guys. Lets see what you can come up with and don't hesitate to suggest new criteria (please note it must be a universal criteria and not a feature that favours a single manufacturer/product).