When Steve Jobs Unveils First Generation iPhone Competitors

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iPhone is now worldwide and transformed into a device that can not be separated from the human lifestyle. The first generation (1st gen) iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, approximately almost 10 years ago. Do you know who is the iPhone's competitor at that time?

The phone is none other than Motorola Q. As reported by Phone Arena, Steve Jobs was exposed his mission to change the smartphone market with iPhone on January 9, 2007 at a conference.

Steve Jobs pointed to a screen that featured a number of smartphones he called "The Usual Suspects". He also pointed to the Motorola Q judged 'normal' because the Q design is similar to most smartphones at the time. For example, the screen is square and has no touch features, QWERTY keyboard, and rear camera.



Just to note, Motorola Q launched on July 26, 2005. The phone comes with a screen resolution of 320 x 240 pixels, Windows Mobile Standard 5.0 operating system, 1.130mAh battery, 64MB internal memory, microSD slot, and 1.3MP rear camera.


While the first generation iPhone when it is equipped with 2G connex, 3.5-inch screen resolution 320 x 480 pixels, 1.400mAh battery, 128MB internal memory, and 2MP rear camera resolution.

For Jobs, the iPhone launch was expected to take over the smartphone market with its touch screen feature.

Nevertheless, it is known that Motorola actually did not want to compete with the iPhone at that time. If seen carefully, Motorola Q design more similar to BlackBerry. Motorola does want to move the BlackBerry is popular thanks to its QWERTY keyboard features are.
 

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