2 August 2013 by

Smart phones are advanced cellphones, more powerful in terms of processing and connectivity than feature phones. The high-speed connectivity of these smartphones is via Wifi or Mobile Broadband.

Earlier, smartphones were confined to emails and instant messaging, but have now evolved as more powerful computing devices with an unremitting addition of features, following tasks like playing music movies, and opening documents. The operating speed of smart phones depends on the processor speed and whether they are dual core or quad core.

Smart phones typically have wider touch screens (except for some of BlackBerry models), and implement state-of-the-art display technologies. Additionally, they are integrated with operating systems specifically designed for touch screen platforms, and can avail the multiple OS software updates regularly. Some of the popular smartphone operating systems are Google's Android, Apple's iOS, RIM's BlackBerry OS, Microsoft's Windows Phone, Nokia's Symbian, Samsung's Bada, and Hewlett-Packard's webOS.

Smartphone functionalities are centred around its OS and, there are a number application stores hosted by OS developers, cellphone manufacturers or third party providers. Smartphone users can download and use these platform-specific applications (mobile software/games) for easy usage of various web and non-web based services.Furthermore, service providers for smart phones offer 2G, 3G and 4G network services and currently, more than half of the US mobile users make use of smartphones and the number of smartphone users is expected to increment in the coming years.

Smartphones today are accessible with diverse options depending on your needs; and the best smartphones are also battery conscious and integrated with striking usability features like GPS navigation and high resolution cameras.

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