No; it wasn’t the original iPhone. That honour belongs to the Prada phone by LG (LG KE850 Prada). Yes; LG was behind the first mobile with a capacitive touchscreen. The display was 3 inches in size and had a resolution of 240 x 400 pixels, supporting 256,000 colours. It ran a Flash user interface.
The Prada phone was announced in 2006 and hit the stores in May 2007, a few months before the iPhone. It won several industry awards. Sadly, I never got my hands on one.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.