August 16, 1994 is special day for mobile devices. Yes, the world first smart phone was introduced in this day. The interesting thing about this is, it’s not a popular mobile manufacturer Apple or Samsung or Nokia or Blackberry. Its king of mainframe computers IBM (International Business Machine Corp.).
IBM introduced first smart phone Simon. Lets see interesting facts about this phone. Do u imagine a phone with weight 1/2 Kg? Yes, Simon’s weight is 1/2 Kg. This 23 inch phone is impossible to put in a pocket. Touch screen technology is also implemented in this Grey color phone. It has notes, calendar and also some Apps and Games. We can send and receive fax with this phone. The drawback of this phone is it do not support internet.
You may ask a question, Is it smart phone without internet?. But in 1994 it is a big thing in that time internet is not that much popular.
The price of this phone is $899. This phone is not able to sustain after 6 months. This may be because of its battery life time of 1 hr. This phone may not success in market but this phone is recognized by placing in London Science museum for show.
Here is the IBM Simon hands on.
Thanks to TekGadg for video.
Facebook joins with internet.org for making the internet available to every person on the earth. The Facebook and internet.org believe that the future of world is full of internet So it is important to make internet affordable globally. They are working for this with mobile operators around the world to deliver on this goal.
Today, As the first step they announced internet.org app for Android users in Zambia. This provides people in Zambia with free data access to basic internet services. With this app, people can browse a set of useful health, employment and local information services without data charges. By providing free basic services via the app, they hope to bring more people online and help them discover valuable services they might not have otherwise.
The Internet.org app will be available first to Airtel subscribers in Zambia. They are working to roll it out to other parts of the world soon. The basic access available in this app are
The Video about this App.
A team of Engineers from Bangalore Yashas C Shekar, Vijayakumar Umaluti and Sandesh introduced a free voice call service “FreeKall” throughout India. This service will help you to make a free call from any mobile. You won’t need any smart phones or Internet connections. Its really simple to make a free call.
How Can I make Free Call?
- SignUp in Freecall.co with your mobile number
- Dial Toll-Free number 1800-108-4444, This call will be disconnected automatically.
- You will get a call back from 08067915000. Answer the call.
- Follow the IVR instruction, that dial the 10 digit mobile number followed by ‘#’.
- Now enjoy the FreeKall Service.
FreeKall makes money by making people listen to advertisements. So, when the call is connected, the user hears an advertisement instead of a ringing tone. And at intervals of two minutes, the caller and the called party will have to pause the conversation and hear an advertisement for soaps, shampoos and the like.
This service will be pretty cool for those who never minds about that advertisements.. 🙂