What is Smart Phone: Wireless Networks and Mobile Computing Research

A Smartphone is a mobile phone that runs complete operating system software, with PC-like functionality. Smart phones are differ from ordinary mobile phones, The Mobile Phone - a wireless phone, or cellular phone, is a short-range, portable electronic device used for mobile voice or data communication over a network of specialized base stations known as cell sites. Smartphone is simply a phone with advanced features like combines voice services with e-mail, fax, pager or Internet access is called a smart phone. The Most Common Mobile Operating Systems used in Smartphones are: Symbian, RIM BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile, Palm, Android, Openmoko Linux, Access Linux Platform, Qtopia, Internet Tablet, LiMo Platform . Smart Features of Smartphones: PDAs are used to store personal information that can be accessed by you at any time and anywhere. In terms of features, most smartphones support full featured Email capabilities with the functionality of a complete Personal Organizer with small book/binder, containing a Calendar, Address Book, and other sections usually including blank paper. A personal digital assistant (PDA) is this type of Smart Phone. It’s a Handheld Computer know as a small or palmtop Computer. Touch Screen: A Typical PDA has a touch screen for entering data Newer PDAs, like the Apple iPhone and iPod touch include new user interfaces using other means of input. The iPhone and iPod touch uses Multi-touch technology. Wireless Connectivity: Many PDAs consume Touch Screen Technology and also Wireless Wide-Area Networks. Most modern PDAs have Bluetooth wireless connectivity. It can be used to connect keyboards, headsets, GPS and many other accessories. Superior PDAs have Wi-Fi/ WLAN - connectivity, It is used to connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots or wireless networks . Synchronization Facility: An important function of PDAs is synchronizing data with a PC. This feature allows keeping up-to-date contact information stored on software like Microsoft Outlook or ACT! To update the database on the PDA. Most PDAs come with the facility to synchronize to a PC. With many PDAs, Third-party synchronization software is also available.

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