The first transistor radio was announced by Texas Instruments on 18th October 1954. The first company to make an entire transistor radio in-house was the Japanese electronic giant Sony. Their TR-55 had 5 transistors and printed circuit boards. Sony sold their first transistor radio on 7th August 1955.
The term "iPhone" was trademarked by Infogear in the late 90s. The company was later acquired by Cisco. As per sources, both Apple and Cisco have reached an agreement to use the "iPhone" name. Infogear used the "IPhone" name for their web-enabled telephones. So in a way, Apple wasn't the first company to make the iPhone. [more...]