The $899 Prehistoric Predecessor to the iPhone

The $899 Prehistoric Predecessor to the iPhone Play

June 28 (Bloomberg) -- Long before the smartphone revolution, IBM and BellSouth teamed up to build and sell the Simon Personal Communicator, a 1-pound, $899 mobile phone that ran apps and featured the first touch screen. It lasted just six months after being put on the market in the summer of 1994. (Source: Bloomberg)

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