The History of Personal Computing

The History of Personal Computing podcast is your biweekly virtual guide in both audio and on the web to the history and development of arguably the single most important technological advancement of the last forty years - the personal computer. But, just what is a personal computer these days, well, that’s just it, it continues to evolve. We’ll be going over the significant devices one by one.

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Episode 57 – Early Smartphones


On today’s show, we begin our look at the final evolution of the third tier of personal computing, the smartphone. Were there really smartphones before the iPhone and Android phones? Well… yes. This is the podcast where we take an informal look at personal computing history through the lens of eBay auctions. It’s sort of like Antiques Roadshow, but all about antique personal computers.

http://www.historyofpersonalcomputing.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/HofPC-57.mp3

Links mentioned in this episode:

  • Every OS Sucks

Auctions:

  • Jeff’s auction: Samsung Sidekick SGH-T839 – 1GB – Matte Black (T-Mobile) Smartphone
  • David’s auction: VINTAGE NOKIA 9000 COMMUNICATOR RAK-1N / EXCELLENT CONDITION in BOX
  • Jeff’s auction: T-Mobile Sidekick LX PV250 Tony Hawk Edition
  • David’s auction: VINTAGE KYOCERA QCP-6035 PALM SMARTPHONE WITH CRADLE
  • Jeff’s auction: BlackBerry 7100R – BLUE (ROGERS) Smartphone~NEW
  • David’s auction: “IBM Simon” on eBay
  • Jeff’s random auction: BlackBerry 6230 – Blue (Unlocked) Smartphone collectors item
  • David’s random auction: Handspring Treo 180 – GSM Unlocked, Read description

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 2017-02-03  1h11m