A brief history of smartphones

How the smartphone went from a high-end enterprise device to an everyday consumer staple

By , Network World |  Mobile & Wireless, Android, iPod

Now here's where we start to see something that looks somewhat like a modern smartphone. Sure, the Nokia 9110 Communicator still had a grayscale screen and no real ability to browse the Web, but it did have a creative flip-out keyboard design that served as a model for today's popular slider smartphones such as the Motorola Droid.

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