WHAT IS A SMARTPHONE?• A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating systems, with more advanced computing system than a regular phone.• Some examples are Google’s Android, Apple’s iOS, Nokia’s Symbian, RIM’s Blackberry OS, Samsung’s Bada, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone.
• To classify a smartphone originally, it had to contain a personal digital assistant (PDA) with a mobile phone.• Later, smartphones began to contain portable media players, low-end compact cameras, pocket video cameras, and GPS navigation units.• Modern smartphones usually contain touchscreens and web browsers that display
• The first cellular device to incorporate a PDA system was developed in 1992 and demonstrated at the computer industry trade show.• The Simon was the first device to be properly referred to as a “smartphone”.• It contained address book, calendar, appointment scheduler, calculator, world time clock, games, electronic note pad,
• In 1996, Nokia released the Nokia 9000. It was a palmtop computer-style phone combined with a PDA from HP.• In the late 1990’s, most phones could only do basic functions so most people carried PDA’s.• In early 2001, Palm, Inc. introduced Kyocera 6035, the first smartphone of the United States. It had a PDA system and was part of Verizon