IBM Simon Personal Communicator

Smartphone
Date of appearance: 1993
Developer: IBM
Brand: BellSouth Designed by IBM
Manufacturer: Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Units sold: 50,000
Type: Smartphone
Dimensions: 64 × 38 × 200 mm
Weight: 510 g
Colors: black
Predecessor: Angler (code name)
Successor: Neon (code name)
Operating system: Datalight ROM-DOS
CPU: Vadem 16 MHz, 16-bit, x86-compatible
Memory: 1 MB
Storage: 1 MB
Battery: 7.5V NiCad
Data inputs: Microphone, Touchscreen with stylus
Display: 4.5 in × 1.4 in (114 mm × 36 mm), 160px x 293px monochrome backlit LCD
Connectivity: 2400-bps Hayes-compatible modem, 33-pin connector, 9600-bps Group 3 send-and-receive fax, I/O connection port, PCMCIA type 2
First released: August 16, 1994
Availability by country: United States August 16, 1994 (BellSouth Cellular)
Discontinued: February 1995
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Smartphone

IBM Simon Personal Communicator
Copyright Owner © Mark Richards / Photographer Richards, Mark
Copyright Owner © Mark Richards / Photographer Richards, Mark