Simplifying the Way We Live
Smartphones are everywhere these days, and people want to know what all the fuss is about. To begin with, what is a smartphone? A smartphone is basically a small portable electronic device that combines computing and mobile phone functions in one compact unit. In addition to using your cell phone to make calls, text, and use other applications, you can use your smartphone as a personal media player, PDA, or wireless modem, depending on the model. If you’ve never used one, here are a few things that might catch your attention.
First of all, it is not technically necessary to own a smartphone (and you probably shouldn’t) because there are many open source programs and applications that you can download for free that will function just as well as the ones that come with your personal computers. Some of these apps are game emulators, calendar and email client apps, and personal organizer apps. The smartphone behaves like personal computers in that it has its own memory, keyboard, screen, and operating system. The operating system, however, is much more versatile than Windows or Mac OS X and will operate on almost any cell phone OS.
Mobile phones are usually sold as stand-alone devices, but most manufacturers these days include a free mobile application store called Android and a corresponding app store called BlackBerry. Smartphones have a much larger screen than personal computers or laptops. While they don’t have a desktop computer’s adjustable screen, they do allow you to view your email, text, and other activities on the go.
There are a variety of new smartphone apps available now for smartphones and tablet PCs. Many of the apps are designed specifically for the Android platform, which has been the preferred smartphone platform for developers for some time. The iPhone, on the other hand, was designed primarily for the Windows operating system. As with other mobile devices, both smartphones have a wide range of built-in applications.
Some apps that have been specifically developed for smartphones or tablets are specifically useful for those devices. For example, there are games and photo and music players that can be used with an Android device, and websites such as eBay and Amazon to allow users to take full advantage of their devices’ browsing capabilities. Many people who own smart phones would rather have their emails open through their computers, for example.
Smartphones and smart cell phones have come a long way in recent years. They are capable of everything that regular personal computers can do, and they are becoming increasingly affordable. If you’re looking for a new mobile phone, you may want to consider purchasing a touch screen device. They are convenient and easy to use!