Single-Purpose Handsets in History

HTC has recently launched a smartphone named the ‘First’, which comes with an in-built Facebook button. This is not the first time a mobilephone has come out with a specific function in mind. And interestingly, those kinds of devices tend to failed in the market. May be customers need more versatile mobilephones. Here’s our list of few other single-purpose devices in the past. Have a look. 

Motorola Rokr E1

Motorola Rokr E1

Motorola’s Rokr E1 was the first phone to incorporate iTunes, but it had the capacity to store just 100 songs, and also had an ugly design and a slow MP3.

ASUS Garminfone

ASUS Garminfone

 

ASUS’s Garminfone was a navigation-centric phone, and it tried to attain success in a world where every smartphone has a built-in GPS. However, the Garminfone offered some useful navigation features.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson Xperia Play

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play device was on of the heavier phones with 6.2 ounces. Though the device was introduced with a dedicated portable gaming platform, its controls were much smaller and harder to operate.

HTC Status

HTC Status

The HTC Status was introduced in 2011 and it came with a little Facebook button. This in-built button lets you quickly post to the social network. Sadly, this handset came with slow data speeds and a small and low-resolution screen.

Microsoft Kin One and Kin Two

Microsoft-kin-one-and-kin-two

Facebook wasn’t the first one to try and put social networking facilities on a phone. Earlier, Microsoft  had tried the same thing with its Kin One and Kin Two handsets. They let customers to add both Twitter and Facebook but it had a bad interface.

Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia 808 PureView

Nokia’s 808 PureView had a massive 41-megapixel sensor, but ran the outdated Symbian OS and had a low-resolution screen. The handset had the best camera.

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