IFA trade show at 50: From Einstein to Xbox
IFA , one of the oldest and largest consumer electronics exhibitions on the planet, has been through a lot
By Joe Doherty | IT World Canada | Published: 15:49, 06 September 10
The IFA has a storied past as well as notable celebrities and some "first" technology ever seen in Europe. From Einstein to Xbox, the IFA has shown it all. Some products, like the 3DTV, were ahead of their time. Others, like the MiniDisc... well, just never got off the ground.
Nokia 1011 at IFA 1993
With the popularity of cell phones growing and the launch of digital GSM service in Europe, IFA 1993 saw the heavy promotion of Nokia's 1011. The phone was the world's first mass-produced GSM handset and featured a two-line, monochrome display.