Counterclockwise: the phones that did it first

Phone makers can be quite prideful – they love boasting about being the first to bring a new feature to market. It’s a solid marketing strategy, it makes them look like innovators and it makes their gadgets seem cutting edge. So let’s settle a few scores.

Apple may be the first company to convince the public they need a fingerprint reader on their phones, but it wasn’t the first to put one on a handset. That honor goes to the Pantech GI100 from mid-2004, three years before Apple even made the iPhone.

Pantech GI100

Speaking of the Cupertino-based company, it is also responsible…