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The difference between a cell phone, smartphone


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The difference between a cell phone, smartphone

  1. 1. The Difference between a Cell phone, Smartphone & PDA
  2. 2. Examples of a Mobile or Cellular phones Nokia Payg Mobile Phones
  3. 3. What Is a Mobile Phone? <ul><li>An electronic telecommunications device , often referred to as a cellular phone or cell phone. Mobile phones connect to a wireless communications network through radio wave or satellite transmissions. Most mobile phones provide voice communications, Short Message Service ( SMS ), Multimedia Message Service ( MMS ),  and newer phones may also provide Internet services such as Web browsing and e-mail . </li></ul>
  4. 5. Examples of a PDA phone
  5. 6. What Is a PDA? <ul><li>Short for p ersonal d igital a ssistant, a handheld device that combines computing, telephone/ fax , Internet and networking features . A typical PDA can function as a cellular phone, fax sender, Web browser and personal organizer. Unlike portable computers , most PDAs began as pen-based, using a stylus rather than a keyboard for input . This means that they also incorporated handwriting recognition features. Some PDAs can also react to voice input by using voice recognition technologies. PDAs of today are available in either a stylus or keyboard version. </li></ul><ul><li>Apple Computer , which introduced the Newton MessagePad in 1993, was one of the first companies to offer PDAs. Shortly thereafter, several other manufacturers offered similar products. Today, one of the most popular brands of PDAs is the series of Palm Pilots from Palm, Inc. </li></ul><ul><li>PDAs are also called palmtops , hand-held computers and pocket computers </li></ul>
  6. 8. Examples of Smartphone's
  7. 9. What Is a Smartphone? <ul><li>A smartphone is considered to be the combination of the traditional PDA and cellular phone, with a bigger focus on the cellular phone part. These handheld devices integrates mobile phone capabilities with the more common features of a handheld computer or PDA. Smartphones allow users to store information, e-mail, install programs, along with using a mobile phone in one device. A smartphone's features is usually more oriented towards mobile phone options than the PDA-like features. There is no industry standard for what defines a smartphone, so any mobile device that has more than basic cellphone capabilities can actually be filed under the smartphone category of devices. </li></ul>