So who invented the smartphone? First, let’s make it clear that the smartphone didn’t start with Apple though the company and its charismatic co founder Steve Jobs deserve much credit for perfecting a model that has made the technology just about indispensable among the masses..The American technology company IBM International Business Machines Corp. invented the smartphone in . The first smartphone released for the public was named Simon. The term smartphone was not coined until , but Simon had most of the capabilities expected from such a .Rob Stothard Getty People didn’t start using the term “smartphone” until , but the first true smartphone actually made its debut three years earlier in . It was called the Simon Personal Communicator, and it was created by IBM more than years before Apple released the iPhone..Who really invented the Smartphone? , Michael in Technology Comments. Affton School District Channel Article, January . Refusing To Be A god, part II. Here on the th anniversary of the first smartphone, I thought it appropriate to write about the long revised history of one this cultures most used tools..The modern smartphone has taken a long year journey to reach us in , and it’s changed a lot along the way. It’s an evolution that’s taken the market by storm! What were once large and bulky luxury items have become small, compact devices we can’t live without. In fact, of Americans.Technology research company Gartner says that in the first three months of Microsoft’s Windows Mobile had an share of the smartphone market then totalling m handsets . November . Google announces it will offer the Android mobile operating system for .