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A Look Back

The First Camera Phone
Kahn and First Camera Phone Tech.

Kahn and First Camera Phone Tech.

Philippe Kahn is the founder of four technology companies: Borland, Fullpower Technologies, LightSurf Technologies and Starfish Software. But, Kahn’s most notable achievement is the creation of the first camera phone in1997.   Here is a picture of Kahn working with some of the first camera phone technology.

A Look Back

Text Messages

The “telex” service, came into use in 1933 bring the world the first true text messages via radiograms. It was introduced in New York by RCA Communications. The more modern version of “texting” or Short Messaging Services (SMS) was created by German engineer, Friedhelm Hillebrand. He set the 160 max limit for characters in text messaging further inspiring the folks at Twitter to set the 140 character limit. The first SMS text was sent in 1992.