Apple is widely credited with introducing the smartphone, and there is no doubt that its iPhone took the world by storm in 2007. But IBM actually had the first smartphone–the Simon Personal Communicator–which was introduced in 1992. Unfortunately, it was just a tad expensive: $899 with a service contract. Because few are even aware of this precursor to Apple’s successful launch of the iPhone, it’s hardly relevant–except for the fact that Apple and IBM continue to duke it out for dominance in the smartphone (and tablet) space.
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I read the print version of this EContent article first, and Lin Pophal has done an excellent job in this assessment of where mobile is right now. While the mantras of "Content First" and "Mobile First" have been at each other for the last few years, this article makes a great argument for "Mobile Content First", which is an argument I’ve made for a while.
The article also points out that mobile isn’t going away, and it continues to grow, but many marketers and other authors are still finding their way with how to tap into mobile. It’s definitely got some great stats and points made, and everyone should read this article to get up to speed with what’s going on with mobile.
Nice job, Lin!
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