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The History of Smartphones: Part 1

January 14, 201332 min
Was there really a smartphone in a silent film from the 1920s? Who created the first cell phone? What exactly is a PDA? Join Lauren and Jonathan as they explore the origins of cell phones and smartphones in the first part of this two-part series.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit