The world saw the first-ever smartphone in 1992 when IBM introduced the Simon personal communicator. It was sold over 1000 dollars per unit, and it looked and weighted similar to a brick. But the device itself was considered to be smart. It had a touch screen, and it was capable of sending and receiving text messages and emails. It also had a calendar, address book and an organizer as in build software.
After that, the era of various smartphones came. In this era, smartphones designed in weird shapes and sizes. The Motorola V70 blew everyone’s mind with its 360 rotatable keyboards. The funny designs came to an end when Apple created the first iPhone in 2007. The main idea behind the iPhone design was practicality. Rather than having strange shapes, the iPhone was built to fit the hand perfectly. Since the iPhone announced, all the smartphones were designs similar to the iPhone simply because the concept works.
Current smartphones have a processing power more than the total computers that NASA had in 1969. In 1926 Nikola Tesla predicted the world to be one colossal brain, thanks to wireless technology. Even before the age of computers or TV, this statement considered to be one of the most amazing things Tesla had said.
Smartphones so much intertwined with our lives. Some people consider a smart device and access to the internet to be essential for living. The fear of not being able to reach the internet or a smart device is known as NOMOPHOBIA.
People that walk around with their phones glued to their eyes are called smombies. In Germany, there is one city where all pedestrian signs and traffics lights are installed on the ground to make them more visible to smombies. We are so much connected to our smartphones in day to day life. And clothing manufacturers are forced to design clothing items that can fit modern-day smartphones.
Smartphones expected to undergo many changes in the future. There are flexible smartphones with flexible and folding screens have already released to the market. Soon the smartphones expected to be roll able and flexible that can be even rolled around your wrist as a bracelet. In the future batteries will not require traditional charging solutions, it will get replaced by solar and kinetic energy. Few power banks in the market can charge using a solar panel, and it is yet to test out in an actual smartphone.
Also, scientists have created 5D disks that can store data for millions of years without corrupting them. In the future, these things will install in the smartphone. And Google is currently working on modular smartphones, where the user can change the phones pre-installed specifications by merely switching them with an aftermarket new item.
Experts think that after the smartphone has reached its maximum possible potential, people will step away from smartphones, and they will evolve into a more complicated technology. Ultra-thin lenses that can fit into the eye and virtual reality simulations are front runners of the future smart device industry.