The world’s first mobile camera was introduced by Sharp Corporation, a Japanese electronics company. But the company could not hold on its innovation for long, Sharp introduced many cell phones in the past but the company was not able to become the market leader or even a big competitor in the mobile market.
The company still makes smartphones but they are not much popular and a brand loved by customers. The first mobile camera was introduced in November 2000 which was 0.11 megapixels, the phone had almost 1 inch of LCD screen.
The first 2 Megapixels camera was introduced by Nokia in 2005 in Nokia N90 which took the mobile camera to the new heights. Nokia was the most loved brand at that time due to its series of innovative mobile phones, Nokia 6600 with VGA camera and Bluetooth in 2003, Nokia N90 in 2005 with 2 MP camera auto-focus and LED flash. Nokia N73 in 2006 with 3G connectivity and front camera. Nokia N95 in 2007 with 5 megapixels camera.
However, Sony Ericsson Z1010 was the first mobile to introduce first front-selfie camera.
The first Android Phone
The first Android phone was launched by HTC in October 2008, the phone HTC Dream or T-Mobile G1 was the game changer. The phone came with Android 1.6 Donut, it had 192MB of RAM and 256MB of storage.
Innovators are not always winners
The innovators of the past are now out of the picture, Nokia, Sharp, HTC, Sony Ericsson are all struggling the regain their lost position and Chinese brands are taking over the market as fast as they could. The only innovator still stands firm is Apple, Samsung cannot be classed as the real innovator because it followed other companies most of the time, and Samsung could be a good competitor or early adopter but not the innovator.