In 2002-2003, the Finnish engineer Johannes Väänäsen (ON PHOTO) developed the first touchscreen phone myDevice phone, but Nokia’s management abandoned the idea that the glass would get dirty and it would not please users. Steve Jobs also saw this prototype, but no contract with the engineer was signed, after 4 years the iPhone appeared, after which Nokia went bankrupt.
Johannes Vahanasen notes that the Nokia leadership at that time looked at the invention and rejected it with the words that no one wants to use the device, on the screen of which there will be such a large number of fingerprints.
The phone had a touch screen and many applications.
myDevice loses iPhone in design , but this is 2002.
Johannes Vahanasen is currently working in Tallinn.