From clamshell to multitouch, these cellphones made their mark -- for better or worse.
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The legendary Motorola StarTAC was the first clamshell flip phone, although earlier handsets such as Motorola's MicroTAC did have a partial flip design. The StarTAC was a big hit with consumers, who loved the device's petite size and ergonomic design, despite its initial $1,000 price tag. The black-clad StarTAC had a good run -- Motorola reportedly sold about 60 million of them -- before fading away in the early 2000s. Inspired by the Star Trek communicator, the venerable flip phone is still around; although it's gradually being replaced by the far more capable, and increasingly inexpensive, smartphone.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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