Smartphones – Information on Types and Brands of Smartphones
A mobile phone, cell phone or simply hand phone, sometimes shortened to just cell, mobile or hand phone and sometimes called by other names, is generally a small mobile phone that will make and receive calls via a radio signal while the user is traveling within a designated phone service region. The term’mobile phone’ refers to a cell and also uses the words’minicomputer’ and ‘pda’. In most cases a mobile phone has the same basic features of an ordinary personal computer, but instead of being used with an keyboard and mouse, it is used with one or more hands to make and receive phone calls. As the name implies, the primary use of mobile phones is for making and receiving phone calls. In addition, they are used for making and receiving general messages (although some cellular phones also allow messages to be sent to mobile phones as e-mail attachments), surfing the Internet and playing games.
There are three major companies manufacturing mobile phones: Nokia, Samsung and Motorola. All these companies have their own distinctive styles and models. Their prices range from extremely cheap to highly expensive and depend mainly on the features provided. The Nokia E71, which is one model in the range of the Nokia E71 series, features a full form touch screen and a very large font for composing text. This is a great feature for those who may prefer writing rather than reading. However, the price of this model is extremely high when compared to other mobile phones in its class.
The cheapest among all the cheap mobile phones is the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc and the best selling smartphone is the iPhone and its corresponding Apple iPhone range. It is interesting to note that Samsung has also entered the smartphone market with its Galaxy S4 smartphone. The most popular smartphone in the low price bracket is the Blackberry Playbook. The most innovative feature found in these phones is their convertible functionality – the BlackBerry can be used as a tablet computer. With the advent of new software tools like Skype, the use of smartphones have become easier. In addition, they can be used as Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) as well.