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.
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
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?
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.
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Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of 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 more than 2...
Matthew is a professional naval architect by day and a mobile gadgeteer at all other times. He purchases his own devices and then sells them on eBay or Swappa to buy more. Many other devices are sent for review on a 30-day loaner basis and then returned to the carrier or manufacturer. If any are provided as “long term loaner units” this will be clearly disclosed in his reviews.