Smart Phones8:38 AM
Jam Session Topic: Smartphones.
A smartphone is a mobile phone with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than basic feature phones.
Early smartphones typically combined the features of a mobile phone with those of another popular consumer device, such as a personal digital assistant (PDA), a media player, a digital camera, and/or a GPS navigation unit. Later smartphones include all of those plus the features of a touchscreen computer, including web browsing, Wi-Fi, and 3rd-party apps.
Currently, about 90% of handset sales worldwide are for devices driven by Google's Android and Apple's iOS mobile operating systems.
Smartphones have a higher web access speed with respect to the growth of 3G and 4G data networks. They have Wi-Fi support that allows a user to have access to the Internet within a given locality of Internet dispensation. Smartphones also have a special QWERTY keyboard that resemble a normal computer keyboard (Dhir, 2004). Smartphones act as ordinary phones that can send and receive short messages.
However, what makes smartphones a little different from the ordinary phone is that a smart phone can synchronize with the organization of personal details and specifically a professional e-mail account. The phone has the ability to access other instant messaging services like AOL’s AIM, Whatsupp, Yahoo Messenger and many more services. These features make the smartphone smart.
The technology surrounding smartphones and cell phones in general is changing constantly. This can make what constitutes a smartphone today to be different by the next week.