The sale of smartphones has overtaken the sale older style mobile phones in a worldwide sweep in early 2013. This indicates the phenomenal shift in people’s taste for smarter, multi-utilitarian and stylish gadgets in day-to-day life.
In contrast to older style mobile phones, which serve mainly as wireless voice and text communication systems, the smartphones come with advanced computing capability along with internet connectivity.
The earliest smartphones combined the functionality of a personal digital assistant (PDA) with that of a mobile phone. The new models have incorporated the additional functions of portable media players, digital cameras, video players and GPS navigation system into the smartphone making it a single, powerful and multi-use handheld device.
Day by day the smartphones are getting even smarter and flashier. They flaunt bright and colorful high-resolution touchscreens and web browsers that display standard web pages as well as mobile-optimized websites.
Wi-Fi and mobile broadband provide the high-speed internet data access to these smartphones. New smartphone applications enable the users to conduct e-commerce and stock market transactions on their mobile devices.
The computing and browsing capabilities of the smartphone are powered by any of the various mobile operating systems which include Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, MicroSoft’s Windows Phone, Nokia’s Symbian etc.
Just within the first few months of the year 2013 the markets have witnessed the launch of an amazing array of smartphones of various brands manufactured by the industry’s leading players like Samsung, Sony, Nokia, LG. Blackberry, HTC, Huawei and ZTC.
Written by Dolphi D'Silva
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