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  1. 1. ==== ====Watch TV on Your Smartphone... Click Here for Great Media! ====The Smartphone is the wave of the present and future. Just when most people thought that mobilephones could not get better than the Apple iPhone, a series of Smartphones have made itsglorious entrance.The concept for Smartphone apps, short for Smartphone applications, is not new. Actually, it datesback to 1992, when the first Smartphone, named Simon was invented. It was an early mobile orcell phone. It includes such apps as a clock, address book, email, notepad, a send and receive faxmachine, as well as games. It was a legend ahead of its time.The first actual Smartphone was sold in 2000, when the Ericsson R380 was released. It was thefirst cell phone that was actually called a Smartphone. By 2005, Nokia started launching itsNseries of 3G Smartphones, which were not called cell phones or Smartphones, but "multimediacomputers", even though in effect, they were essentially Smartphones.In 2008, Android, a cross platform OS for Smartphones, was released. This was the firstSmartphone to feature the use of applications, or "apps." In July of the same year, Appleintroduced its App Store. The app store is capable of delivering third-party applications to a usersiPhone or iPod touchpad via wi-fi or cellular networks without using a PC to download.The App Store has become a huge sensation. In fact, as of March 2010, it has offered 170,000applications and had made three billion downloads as of January 2010.There are different types of apps. For example, on an iPhone, there are virtually apps foreverything known to man. As their commercial puts it, "Yeah, theres an app for that too." If onewere to consider the number of apps available on iPod, they would seemingly never get to the endof it all. Its list is inexhaustibly endless.BlackBerry- At BlackBerry App World, you can reportedly download 140,000 apps free, withgames, social networking, shopping, productivity as well as other amenities. You can personalizeyour BlackBerry Smartphone with literally tons of apps for whatever you want while you are on thego. BlackBerry App World has as of this articles writing 5 million users worldwide.HTC- Named for H.T. Chou, one of the companys directors, is an Asian-based company thatspecializes in the use of Smartphone applications. It credits itself with creating several of cellphones firsts, including being the first company to feature the Microsoft Smartphone.It has many, many apps as well free that you can download via the Android market. It has beenreceived to somewhat mixed reviews. One user claims that though it was somewhat okay, it wasobserved that the battery on their Smartphone heated up and tended to die out very fast.
  2. 2. However, other users give the HTC apps rave reviews.Nokia- The Nokia E62 is another Smartphone that is becoming increasingly hot on theSmartphone market. It has various features and applications such as N-series, E-series, XpressMusic, and Classic, etc. Like its competitors, it has to stay ahead, and like its competitors, claimsto offer numerous apps free.Like with all Smartphones, they have their various games. Interestingly, it has been observed bymost PC review articles that most PC apps are actually games. Some of the most popular gamesbeing played on Apple Smartphones for instance are "Tapulous Tap Revenge", a style-rhythmgame, and "Tap Tap Revenge". In fact, it was estimated in 2009 that three of the top games beingplayed on Smartphones were Tap Tap Revenge; Touch Hockey: FS5; and that old-time favorite,Pac-Man as well as other games out of the top twenty-five.GPS-Short for Global Positioning Systems, has become an increasingly source of travelinformation help in recent years. It is a computerized map or navigating system that has been animmeasurably help too many. In addition, yes, there is an app for that too. In fact, you will find thatmany Smartphones are equipped with GPS features. In addition, you can virtually purchase anySmartphone that has these GPS accessories built into the system.Nowadays it seems like everyone has a Smartphone, but some do not and perhaps you may beone of them. There is plenty in stock at your local retail or computer store. Get yours today!Article Source: ====Watch TV on Your Smartphone... Click Here for Great Media! ====