So you’ve heard of all these new phones on the market that have the ability to check your email, store your schedule, send text messages with a touch pad and even summon Chuck Norris to an inch home your enemy ( although maybe they are only some limited models), but nobody seems to know exactly what these new phones are. The fact is that these new technological wonders are called “Smartphones”, but the definition of what exactly makes them so smart is still in the air.
For the most part, if you ask a salesman of SmartPhones, they will tell you that these phones are so valuable because they go beyond the normal capabilities of previous cell phones, even to say they are able to perform functions related to PC. while you are sitting in a cornflake somewhere waiting for the truck to come (as the British feeling once said). And that’s your RIZR or iPhone. While no industry standards have been established for these new devices, you can be sure that there are two major differences in what makes a smartphone, and what makes your cell phone operation grinder. First of all, it is the way in which these beauties are built. These phones will turn your head sideways, half of the time because the keyboard is integrated into the actual phone where you slide, like a Blackberry or Sidekick, or is it a real touch screen, as the new iPhone.
Secondly, you’ll want to see what exactly these phones can do. Your typical normal cell phone can make and receive calls, store your contacts, call your voicemail and send and receive text messages. Maybe you have some games like Worm or a version of Break-Out, but for the most part, your phone is going to be more functional than anything else for telecommunications.
Take a look at the iPhone and compare it with your smartphone. It’s a bit like having a computer in your hand at that moment. You can surf the web, watch movies, listen to your entire iTunes collection, a camera where you can take a million photos (I challenge you to find out how much is a bazillion. Ask my brother, and is convinced that it is larger than the infinity), and you can even get Microsoft Office or Adobe Acrobat in some of these. It seems that technology is now changing the point at which computers are getting smaller and integrating with other technologies, and believe me, it looks good.