HTC has posted a very informative blog post about the history of photography. In it, HTC details the early development of photography, starting with the Daguerreotype, considered as the first commercially successful photographic process developed in 1839. HTC continues by writing about the first use of the “Kodak” trademark by the Eastman Dry Plate Company in 1887, as well as the $1 Brownie camera in 1990 that introduced photography to the masses. The history also includes the invention of the Polaroid camera in 1947 by Edwin H. Land, Kodak’s first point-and-shoot camera in 1963, and the first ever digital camera invested in 1975.
Moving on, the blog post discusses the creation of the first camera phone in 1997, as well as the first video and camera phone called the Kyocera Visual Phone VP-210. Of course, the history will not be complete without the HTC Droid Incredible, being the first 8-megapixel camera phone to hit Verizon, and the HTC Evo 3D, touted as the first phone capable of shooting 3D images. HTC also included the success of Apple’s iPhone 4S, but added that it was “1 year too late to be incredible.” The blog ends with the introduction of the HTC One X in 2012, and a new sound and camera experience for this year. Take note of the “new sound and camera experience” phrase, because the news is in there. Is HTC teasing something camera-related? Let us know your thoughts.
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