HTC inforgraphic shows how smartphones evolved
The Taiwan firm saves some of its best insults for Apple. Consider this from 2012: "The iPhone 5 premiers touting a screen size almost as big as the HTC One X". How about this zinger: "Apple Maps, the iPhone's new alternative to Google Maps, can't take you to Dulles Airport, but it can take you to Dulles Airport Taxi."
We've chopped down the infographic for you to read in byte-sized parcels and no, there won't be a test on the information.
source: HTC via Phandroid
HTC's Evolution of the smartphone
1. Jeradiah3 (Posts: 989; Member since: 11 Feb 2010)
We have come a long way from the first cell phone in the 90s until now where almost everyone has a cellphone.
30. ogy_dogy (Posts: 453; Member since: 29 Jun 2012)
well how the hell am i supposed to lug around a tablet and an phone without it. Man purse ftw :D
3. TheMan (Posts: 400; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
There's a disclaimer at the bottom of the original saying that all is true save one fact. Must be Eve's wireless (1922). Say, wasn't that two years after Steve Jobs' great grandfather sketched the original iPhone design?
17. No_Nonsense (Posts: 826; Member since: 17 Aug 2012)
Or that iPhone 5's screen is almost as large as the One X;s
4. SmartGadgetS (Posts: 20; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Is that Zach Galifianakis from "The Hangover"? :P
5. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
This proves that Apple's claiming of their new technologies created b them are not new. Touch screen have came a long way. and yes the old HTC is like the Palm Pilot. No one back than was suing others any of the futures until the Apple came alone.
34. letgomyeggroll (Posts: 137; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)
So???? So people like you stop claiming that Apple is an innovation company that same with out with new cool stuff!!!!!!!!! Cause they never have and never will, since they are only an OS developer!!!!
6. Twisted247 (Posts: 198; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
Fun facts there.
Just from where they have come in the past 7 years is AMAZING. I remember back when I had the Samsung SPH-A920 which was a great phone back in 2005. Although it had an internal memory of 25mb, It had some great features. Like the dual speakers on the outside and the actual buttons on the outside of the flip phone. Along with a small color screen to display your playlist for music so you could toggle through your songs. I could pick my top 7 songs at the time lol, and load them on the micro sd which i think was like a 32mb card or something. And just toss the phone on the ping pong table at work during lunch or break and that little thing actually bumped pretty well. It had a good sound quality and got pretty loud considering the year and all. It gave todays phones a run for their money as for playing music out loud. Albeit we have various other devices for that nowadays, and the reason today's phones don't have as much bang for their buck in playing aloud is for saving space and weight. Along with form factor.. For those of you who aren't familiar with the model I'm speaking about up there, here is an internal linkhttp://www.phonearena.com/phon
7. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I also had a phone with two speakers it was Nokia N95 8GB.
9. Donforreal (Posts: 33; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)
I had an HTC Wizard in 06-07 that had stereo speakers and i loved it, no phone has since impressed me as much...
21. predator93 (Posts: 121; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)
Talking about phones with stereo speakers, my friend once had a lg gm 200, quite similar to the gm 205 which phonearena reviewed (http://www.phonearena.com/revi
. It was the best sounding mobile speakers I have listened to, quality was much better compared to the 5800 which i had back then.
23. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
I had a nokia 3310 and my favorite past times are playing space impact, snake, bantumi and pairs. Also, I love creating tunes in composer. And finally, sending a picture message to birthday celebrants. Oh, how i miss the old days. :(
32. MesEyes (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
I had the LG Fusic and it was awesome!!! (or however u spell the name)
33. MesEyes (Posts: 18; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
mp3, fm transmitter..... fell in the water like 4 times and still lasted way past the time they stopped making it
10. -box- (Posts: 3752; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Odd they'd say the ip5's screen is almost the size of a OneX. Is that the non-fact? 4" diagonal vs 4.7 diagonal is not "almost as big"
22. tiara6918 (Posts: 1369; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
I also didn't quite get the message when they said "The iPhone 5 premiers touting a screen size almost as big as the HTC One X".
28. Topcat488 (Posts: 1126; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
In my opinion picture #5 is the false one, but only the T3.com part...
The T3 web site started off as a running advertisement for the magazine, but that has changed quite radically over time.
Due to its links with the T3 brand and close ties with the industry it covers, the T3 web site frequently breaks news stories before any other outlets. It relaunched in December 2007 as t3.com
Not in 2005 as is stated above.
36. luxzy801 (Posts: 134; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)
T3.com launched in early to mid 2005, right after the launch of its parent company Future Publishings in January 2005 with a pending copyright, the copyright was issues in 2006.
20. tiara6918 (Posts: 1369; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
2007-"Apple releases its first iPhone. LG claims the design was stolen from its LG Prada" Of course,after all apple did start the "copying" thing from past till present.
25. aburgerBuksie (Posts: 15; Member since: 16 Sep 2012)
How sneaky. Now I'm actually curious about witch one of the "facts" aren't true. And that's a lot of websites to go through. Well let's start searching.
27. rusticguy (Posts: 2826; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)
And i still have that IMATE-JAM (basically HTC HW marketted by Imate which is no longer in business) running windows moble 4.x and Nokia communicator both working fine even now. First phone that i had was in 1996 of motorolla which weighed like a hammer and can't recall the model number ...
HTC doing this to showcase who strole from whom?
29. anshul0000 (unregistered)
that image should replace the apple maps icon...
35. luxzy801 (Posts: 134; Member since: 16 Jun 2010)
wow, its been a long time. The HTC PW10B was actually my first smartphone (Its the one in the picture on page 3 (HTC builds the first MS smartphone). It actually worked pretty good, besides the fact that it kept randomly erasing system files causing the phone to go into constant loop, good 'ol hard resets.
People didnt really need smartphones back then, to tell you the truth, people dont really need smartphones now, make a motorazr flip phone with a 3.5" tft, web browsing, facebook and angry birds and that is all people will need, oh wait, we have something like that, its called the iPhone LOL.
37. W.P._Android_in_that_Order (Posts: 206; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)
Alan F. is such an iSheeep.