Quiz: Are you a smartphone guru?

Summary:Smartphones today are as powerful as our computers were just a couple years ago and continue to amaze us. Take the following quiz to see if you can consider yourself a smartphone guru.

One of the first smartphones launched in 1993 and just within the last few years we saw the market take off so that we now have six major operating systems to choose from. Smartphones today are as powerful as our computers were just a couple years ago and continue to amaze us. Take the following quiz to see if you can consider yourself a smartphone guru. Instructions: Click on your answer and then see how many others agree with you. Then click to see the answer and the next question.
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First smartphone
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What is the name of this device that was released in 1993 and was likely the first attempt at being a smartphone? Answer is C. IBM Simon Personal Communicator [poll id="23"]

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Nokia released a device in 1996 that truly was the first available smartphone and gained a longstanding fan following. What is the name of this device? Answer is B. Nokia Communicator 9000 [poll id="28"]

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What was the launch price of the original 8GB Apple iPhone? Answer is C. $599. [poll id="24"]

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According to the Guinness Book of World Records, what is the most downloaded game for smartphones? Answer is B. Tetris - originally developed in 1985. [poll id="25"]

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What was the name of the first RIM BlackBerry smartphone, released in 2002? Answer is: BlackBerry 5810 [poll id="30"]

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According to Comscore, what company makes the most popular smartphone operating system in the U.S.? Answer is B. Google [poll id="27"]

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Which of these gentlemen was NOT a founder of Android, Inc.? Answer is D. Eric Schmidt [poll id="29"]

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Which one of these is NOT the name of a smartphone application store? Answer is C. BlackBerry Market [poll id="31"]

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The Apple App Store is the most popular in the smartphone market. What is the approximate total number of downloads? Answer is D. More than 10 billion.
My phone

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the smartphone I'm currently using is the... Answer is A. HTC Thunderbolt. Here are my five favorite smartphones. Bonus question:
BlackBerry Dauntless

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Bonus question: When is the revolutionary BlackBerry Dauntless expected to hit the market? Answer is D. Never actually. The BlackBerry Dauntless is an April Fool's joke from ZDNet Australia. Pretty good, eh? Correct answers 10+: Your first smartphone was bigger than your head. 7-9: OMG, You speak in text message shorthand. 4-6: When it comes to smartphones, you're all thumbs. 1-3: Now, how do you send a picture? 0: Your current phone has a dial. Thanks for playing! Related stories Previous quizzes

Topics: Operating Systems, Microsoft, Mobility, Smartphones, Software, Windows

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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