A smartphone is a small portable electronic device which combines internet access and cell phone functions in one small unit. It is a convenient gadget that can be used to browse the internet, check your email, take photos, videos and more. All of these functions can be carried with you virtually anywhere. The great news is that these phones come in a wide range of price ranges from very cheap to very expensive. Regardless, of what your budget, you are sure to find a smart phone that suits your needs.
One of the most popular smartphones available is the iPhone. It has a large screen and stunning features. For the most part, the iPhone is indistinguishable from a traditional cellular phone. However, there are differences that make the iPhone different from a typical cell phone. For example, the iPhone has no web browser, and because it runs on the Apple hardware, it can only be used on an iPhone.
Another type of smartphone that is widely available is the Android operating system. Android is the open source mobile operating system that can also be used on T-Mobile, Verizon and Sprint cell phones. Unlike the iPhone, Android does have a web browser. However, there are differences between Android and the iPhone. This is one reason why Android phones are typically more expensive than iPhones.
BlackBerry is another highly popular choice for a smart phone. BlackBerry is a mobile phone that has a QWERTY keyboard. Because BlackBerry phones run on the BlackBerry hardware, they have their own typing software, which makes it easier to type text messages.
Smartphones can also connect to other electronic devices via Bluetooth. Examples of Bluetooth enabled smartphones include the Blackberry, HTC Wildfire, Motorola QPocket and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA. There are many other smartphones that can be connected to Bluetooth gadgets. This makes it possible for the user to use Bluetooth headphones to listen to music or any other audio in place of mobile phone earbuds.
Smartphones can also make internet browsing easy since most smartphones now support web browsing software applications. Examples of web browsing software applications include Web surfing software applications from Skype and Google Maps. Smartphones allow users to view maps in reality with all the 3D effects. Users can see their location, upcoming appointments and other important information while online. Smartphone technology is continuing to advance with each new release and this can be seen by how quickly new and upgraded versions of popular mobile phone applications are being released.