Blackberry, the leading smartphone device, had been predicted more than 100 years ago by an American physicist who said such a hand-held device would be simple to use and everyone would communicate to friends using it.
Nikola Tesla made the prediction about the portable messaging service way back in 1909 in the Popular Mechanics magazine, The Telegraph reported Tuesday.
He wrote that one day it would be possible to transmit wireless messages all over the world. He also predicted that the hand-held device would be simple to operate and on day, everyone in the world would communicate to friends using it.
The physicist believed that this would usher in a new era of technology.
The magazine’s technology editor Seth Porges spoke about Tesla’s prediction at a presentation to industry figures recently in New York.
"Nikola Tesla was able to predict technology which is still in its nascent forms a hundred years later. He talked a lot about his other great passion, which was wireless power.
"It has taken a little longer to get off the ground, but work on fascinating wireless conductive transmission is going on right now in research centres at MIT and Intel and other places,” Porges was quoted as saying.