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Touch Screen Phones Before iPhone

January 27th, 2013 · No Comments

In this post we will tell you some of the touch screen phones before iPhone. Here’s the list of some: 

Do you know when touch screen phone came into existence in the mobile phone market. Apple’s iPhones or ipads do not deserve the credit for Touch Screen innovations, they only made it Mainstream.

The  first ancestral touch screen phone was launched in March 1996 by Palm Inc. which later on became part of US Robotics. The 2 revolutionary gadgets by Palm Inc. were the Pilot 1000 and Pilot 5000 were called Personal Digital Assistants (PDA). These phones were Touch screen, with all others features and accessories which iPhone consist of.

10 years back many companies such as Nokia, LG, Samsung and many more have launched many Touch Screen phones before Apple’s iPhone. Here we will enlighten you some of the Touch Screen Phones Before iPhone:


Nokia had developed an iPhone-like device in 2002 that is 6 years before iPhone. There’s no information available about this product right now. Nokia also finished with a Touch Screen Tablets rite at the end of 1990, But somehow the credit was taken by Apple in year 2007 when iPhone was released.


LG Prada, a well known touch phone which came out in 2006, before the Apple’s iPhone announcement in 2007. It consists of 3 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen (256K colors with the pixel display of 240 x 400). It consists of a Flash UI. LG Prada consists of GSM mobile network. It weighs only 85 grams.  It has Polyphonic 40 channels ringtone, MP3, Composer.

You can download ringtones and wallpapers. It has EDGE, GPRS, Bluetooth, USB-Yes, v2.0. LG Prada has a memory where you can save 1000 phonebook entries, 40 dialed call records, 40 missed calls and 40 received calls, microSD card slot (TransFlash), 256 MB card included, can purchase 16 MB shared memory. LG Prada gives a Standard Li-Ion battery at 800 mAh, with standby time up to 300 h and talk time up to 3 h. It has WAP 2.0/xHTML browser.LG Prada is drenched in Black color.

LG Prada has a 2MP camera of 1600×1200 pixels, with the videography at 30 frames per second and flash. It supports MP3/AAC/WMA player audio. LG Prada offers a FM radio It is Java enabled MIDP 2.0. Many other features such as, SMS, EMS, MMS, Email, Organizer, voice memo commands, document viewer. LG Prada is available for the Price of INR 21, 944. A complete touch screen phone one of its own kinds.


Samsung entered into touch screen phone market just 6 months before Apple iPhone was launching that is in 2006. This device was Samsung F700 touch screen phone. Samsung F700 consists 3.2 inches TFT resistive Touchscreen (256K colors with the pixel display of 240 x 400). Samsung F700 has a GSM network. Samsung F700 has a 3.15 MP, autofocus rear camera with, LED flash and a front VGA camera for video calling. It has downloadable polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, Speakerphone, and alert types vibrations.

It has a talk time up to 4 h 30 min, and standby time up to 300 hours. Samsung F700 keeps 1000 entries of phonebook, 30 dialed photo call records , 30 missed calls, 30 received, Internal 112 MB microSD card slot, also a buy memory. It has a connectivity of Class 12 EDGE/GPRS and Bluetooth v2.0 with A2DP.

It consists of a Virtual Touch QWERTY Keypad, USB port. Samsung F700 weighs only 139 grams. Samsung F700 has other features such as EMS, MMS, Email, SMS and Instant Messaging. is available for the Price of INR 12,167. A good Touch Screen Phone of its own time.

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