Types of Smartphones

Types of Smartphones

Wikipedia defines smartphone as “high-end mobile phone built on a mobile computing platform, with more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary feature phone.” Smartphones are different from the normal mobile phones in several ways. Smartphones are multipurpose devices that are a combination of several other devices such as PDAs, cell phones, gaming consoles, and personal computers. It started its journey as a PDA and camera phone rolled into one. However, today’ models do not restrict themselves to these as they include the functions of portable media players, pocket video cameras, digital cameras, and GPS navigation units as well. Apart from that, smartphones have touchscreens, Apps, web browsers, Wi-Fi, mobile broadband and so on.

Smartphones are gaining in popularity. According to Gartner, smartphone sales show an upward trend each passing year and by 2013, smartphone sales will surpass that of PC sales. However, today’ mobile users are a bit confused when it comes to choosing a smartphone. Let’ look at the different types of smartphones like Samsung smartphone & many more.. and understand their basic differences.

iPhones are smartphones marketed by Apple Inc. The five generations of iPhone models are iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. The incredible features of Apple mobiles are the following.

* Siri
A natural language voice control system, it functions as an intelligent software assistant, knowledge navigator, and a personal assistant application for iOS.

* Retina Display
It provides a high quality image that makes texts and images crisp at any size.

* Fingerprint Resistant Coating
It helps to keep mobiles clean and tidy.

Developed and designed by the Canadian company Research in Motion (RIM), the notable feature of BlackBerry phones is

* BlackBerry Messenger (BBM)
This feature helps to send and receive encrypted instant messages, images, voice notes, and videos via BlackBerry PIN, an eight character hexadecimal identification number assigned to each device. The BBM includes features such as bar-code scanning, groups, shared calendars, lists, BBM Music and integration with apps and games using the BBM social platform.

It is an operating system developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google. Apart from operating system, this software consists of middleware and key applications. The following are some of its features.

* Open and Customizable
Android operating system can be used on most electronics.

* Amazing Apps and Features
This includes different keyboard choices, widgets, wireless app installation, App integration and so on. With Android, it is easy and convenient.


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