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

The Treo 600 was the first smartphone released by Palm after it acquired device manufacturer Handspring, which itself had been started by Palm's original founders and which had used Palm's operating system as the basis for its Treo devices. This particular smartphone featured both GSM and CDMA models and had 32MB of RAM and 144MHz of processing power. The Treo was popular in its own right, although its release marked the start of the wane of Palm's influence.

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