Best touch screen smartphones
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Believe it or not, the first touchscreen phone, the IBM Simon, appeared in 1992. Weighing in at just over a pound, with no colour screen or multi-touch functionality, it bears little resemblance to today’s touchscreen smartphones – though it was cutting edge in its day.
It wasn’t until 2007, when Apple released the first iPhone, that touchscreens really began to replace physical keyboards and the modern smartphone was born. To be strictly accurate, the LG Prada (released just a few months before) was the first commercially available phone with a capacitive touch screen. This meant users no longer had to press hard to use them – and opened the window to multi-touch technology.
Today’s touchscreen phones boast capabilities that the creators of IBM Simon could only dream of. Pinch and zoom, iPhone’s 3D touch, and long press on Android make it easier to quickly access and use your favourite apps. Here are a few of the most impressive touchscreen smartphones.
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