What in the world would you do without your smartphone? In today's world the fanny-pack would have never been invented. Don't know where you are, somewhere and need to take a picture, want to listen to music, need to tune your guitar? The list goes on and on.
I remember in my childhood when the only phone we even had in the house was the one in the kitchen. It had the longest phone chord and you could basically carry it all over the house. Call waiting, what was that, we didn't even have that back in the day. If there was an emergency you could call the operator and they could cut in and tell you that you needed to hang up to take an important phone call.
I had my first pager around the time I was 12. My parents were separated and my dad bought me one so I could call him when he paged me. It was also great if someone wanted to get a hold of you for an emergency. At the time we thought that it was the best thing ever.
Then in the 90's there was also the cordless phone. It was kind of sketchy because people could listen in on your conversation with a home scanner. I know this because my grandpa had a scanner and caught one of the neighbors that lived up the road bad mouthing about me. He never was friends with her again after that.
Later on everyone had the Nokia cell phone, the one that you could change face-plates on. Next was the Razor, the thinnest phone yet (hence the name). Then everything changed in 2007 thanks to Steve Jobs, the iPhone was born. A year later the Android was released and the competition really began. My first Smartphone was the Android operated HTC Eris.
It's hard to believe smartphones have came so far in a short period of time. Now everyone is buying them for their teenagers. I don't know what I'd do without mine now. Do you remember your 1st Smartphone? If so tell your story in the comments section.
- Guitar Tuner
- Alarm Clock
- Personal Planner
- MP3 Player
And I leave you with this.