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IBM created the world's first smartphone 25 years ago

It was nearly 25 years ago when IBM released a bulky touchscreen smartphone called Simon. Now demand appears to be slowing down. Image: REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

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The first credited smartphone Image: Bcos47/Wikimedia.org
Smartphone ownership is predicted to rise to almost 3 billion by 2020. Image: Statista
Smartphone sales declined in China last year Image: REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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