Originally Posted by digitalclips
Try comparing pre iPhone 'smart phones' to post iPhone 'smart phones' was my obviously too subtle point.
They did exactly the same things as the first iPhone. The essential change was the addition of a capacitive touch screen. I don't mean to diminish that step forward in the functionality of the smartphone, but the change in what you could actually do with the phones was minimal initially.
Use of multiple applications? Check, Check.
Ability to browse the internet? Check, Check.
Ability to send email? Check, Check.
Take and view photos and videos? Check, Check.
Messaging client using data rather than carrier networks? Check, Check.