History

History        

2003    

  • january – i-mode launches in Germany  
  • february – first colored WAP handset  
  • the Nokia 6600 running S60 is the most advanced phone of the time  
  • the BlackBerry 7210 is the first with a color screen  
  • best-selling phone: Nokia 1100  
  • iconmobile is founded in Berlin  
  • march – first color WAP portal launched for O2 Germany  
 
 
 

2004        

  • april – 3G launch in Germany  
  • september – the Razr V3 becomes the first blockbuster phone  
  • Sony Ericsson P910 is the most powerful smartphone at the time  
  • best-selling phone: Nokia 2600  
  • march – first 3G portal for O2  
  • iconmobile London and Sydney offices open  
 
 
 

2005        

  • our phone of the year: The Nokia 6680  
  • best-selling phone: Nokia 1110  
  • march – first mobisode (daily mobile soap) “mittendrin”   
 
 
 

2006        

  • may – Motorola launches the Q running Windows Mobile 5.0  
  • may – LG Chocolate is the first real “designer phone”  
  • september – RIM launches the BlackBerry Pearl  
  • november – Samsung enters the smartphone market with the BlackJack  
  • our favorite phone of the year is the Nokia N73  
  • best-selling phone: Nokia 1600  
  • First mobile portal launch for Qtel in the Middle East for the 15th Asian Games  
  • iconmobile video platform launches  
 
 
 

2007        

  • june – iPhone launches, nothing else matters this year  
  • best-selling phone: Nokia 1200  
  • january – iconmobile US opens in Santa Monica  
  • march – iconmobile joins WPP group  
  • november – first operator iPhone portal for O2 UK  
  • september – Sprint/Samsung Instinct UI design, the first real iPhone competitor  
 
 
 

2008        

  • june – Sprint launches the Samsung Instinct  
  • september – Android enters the game on the T-Mobile G1  
  • best-selling phone: iPhone 3G  
  • october – m.microsoft.com platform launch  
 
 
 

2009        

  • june – Palm Pre launch  
  • june – iPhone 3GS  
  • june – Samsung launches the first Galaxy  
  • Best-selling phone: iPhone 3GS  
  • first mobile couponing app “Green Perks” for T-Mobile USA  
  • Vodafone 360 ecosystem design  
  • iconmobile Seattle opens  
 
 
 

2010        

  • april – HP takes over webOS  
  • may – iPad launch  
  • june – Samsung Galaxy S  
  • june – iAd launches  
  • october – Microsoft ditches Windows Mobile and re-launches with Windows Phone  
  • best-selling phone: iPhone 4  
  • icon incar joins iconmobile group  
  • may – BMW iPad magazine  
 
 
 

2011        

  • february – Nokia kills Symbian and decides to move to Windows Phone  
  • may – Samsung Galaxy S II  
  • august – HP ditches webOS  
  • september – Amazon enters the tablet game with the Kindle Fire  
  • november – Galaxy Nexus  
  • december – operators shout LTE, LTE, LTE  
  • Best-selling phone: iPhone 4S  
  • iconmobile joins the Y&R network  
 
 
 

2012        

  • may – RIM announces BB10 for an early 2013 launch  
  • october – iPhone 5  
  • november – Microsoft launches Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8  
  • best-selling phone: Samsung Galaxy S3  
  • December – this website launches  
 
 
 

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