HTC inforgraphic shows how smartphones evolved

HTC inforgraphic shows how smartphones evolved
HTC has released an interesting infographic on the evolution of the smartphone. Did you know that in 2006, only 10% of handsets sold were smartphones? By 2010 that figure reaches 50%, a number that has continued to rise to this day. Some of the featured smartphones include the Apple iPhone, the T-Mobile G1 which recently celebrated its fourth birthday, and the HTC One X.

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



1. Jeradiah3

Posts: 1149; Member since: Feb 11, 2010

We have come a long way from the first cell phone in the 90s until now where almost everyone has a cellphone.

2. Izzy_V

Posts: 216; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Man purse hype.

30. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 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: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 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?

8. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

What about 2013, 2014, & 2015?

17. No_Nonsense unregistered

Or that iPhone 5's screen is almost as large as the One X;s

4. SmartGadgetS

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Is that Zach Galifianakis from "The Hangover"? :P

5. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 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.

24. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012


34. letgomyeggroll

Posts: 139; Member since: Jun 13, 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: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 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 link .

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I also had a phone with two speakers it was Nokia N95 8GB.

9. Donforreal

Posts: 60; Member since: Oct 12, 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: 122; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

Talking about phones with stereo speakers, my friend once had a lg gm 200, quite similar to the gm 205 which phonearena reviewed ( ) . 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: Apr 30, 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: Jan 05, 2011

I had the LG Fusic and it was awesome!!! (or however u spell the name)

33. MesEyes

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 05, 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: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 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: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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".

16. Geekphone

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

What was the false statement?

28. Topcat488

Posts: 1411; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

In my opinion picture #5 is the false one, but only the 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 Not in 2005 as is stated above.

36. luxzy801

Posts: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 2010

actually, no. 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.

18. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

lol'd at Apple Maps!

20. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 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: Sep 16, 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: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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: 140; Member since: Jun 16, 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: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Alan F. is such an iSheeep.

38. Daniel.95

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

htc Please come back to war again PLEASE

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