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What Is a Smartphone?

Monday, 29 Nov 2010 10:56 AM

Mobile phones are very useful for telephonic communications. Nowadays, there are a plethora of mobile phones that incorporate the features of a personal digital assistant or a computer, along with various communications functions. These are known as smartphones. These small all-in-one devices can be used for communication and computing functions.
Smartphones are phones that provide features that are above and beyond the simple ability to make telephone calls. Generally, a smartphone is a mobile phone, and not a landline phone.
There is an upsurge in the number of smartphones available on the market. All of them have various features and functions. 

Smartphones function as feature-rich communication devices. Internet access has made these phones very useful and almost indispensible. Software drives the rich features of smartphones. Smartphone software can be easily downloaded onto your smartphone. Most smartphones operate on the Symbian Operating System, though there are several other operating systems in use, including Android.
Smartphones are compared on the basis of CPU used, memory capacity, the RAM installed, the OS, its size, weight, keyboard, camera resolution, and so on.
A comparison of the various smartphones available is the best way to choose the best smartphone for your particular job. Some smartphones have touch screens, while others have keyboards. In fact, some of them have both. Likewise, smartphones vary in features from model to model, and a thorough comparison of various models will help you choose the best smartphone for your individual needs.
The first smartphone was designed by IBM in 1992; it was called Simon. Samsung, Motorola, HTC, IPhone, Blackberry are among the leading brands offering the best smartphones. Motorola also has a wide array of models to choose from, for instance, the Motorola Droid X. Samsung Epic 4G, Motorola Droid X, HTC EVO 4G, IPhone 4, RIM Blackberry Torch, HTC Droid Incredible, and Blackberry Bold 9700, are some of the best rated smartphones on the market.

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