If you are looking for a new smartphone, then there are many different things to keep in mind. First and foremost, you will want to consider what features you need. You will also want to look at what is available. You can do this by checking out the various smartphone options that are out on the market today.
IBM’s Simon Personal Communicator
IBM‘s Simon Personal Communicator was the first smartphone. It was a combination of a handheld computer, a cellular phone, and a fax machine. It had a touch screen and a stylus. It could send e-mails, take pictures, and fax pages.
Its battery lasted for an hour. Its applications included a world clock, address book, note pad, sketch pad, file manager, and calendar. It also had an internal modem for dialing up remote computers.
A feature called Navigator allowed users to start apps. Another feature was a predictive keyboard, which displayed the next most likely letter in the alphabet.
The device also had a digital radio and a 320×480 pixel LCD. Its screen rotated when the device was turned on its side.
The graphical user interface was created by IBM. It included a world clock, weather, and a calendar.
Ericsson R380 is a GSM smartphone combining PDA and cell phone functionality. It is designed to be a business tool.
The device features a large landscape touch screen, a flip out keypad, and in-built PDA and telephony functions. It includes email, SMS messaging, and secure access. The device also supports the Internet with a WML browser and Infrared port. It can be connected to other mobiles through a serial port.
The handset is available in North American and Asian markets. It weighs just under 6 ounces, and has a dual-band GSM system with a 900/1800 MHz frequency. It has a 120 x 360 pixel screen and two processors. It has a stylus stored inside a battery pack. It has 1.2 MB of memory.
The Samsung SCH-r900 was the first smartphone in the world to use LTE technology. It is also the first 4G mobile phone on the MetroPCS network. It was approved by the Federal Communications Commission.
The smartphone industry was a long way from the early days of portable handphones. Various telecommunications companies began making the leap into the touchscreen smartphone space.
The Samsung SCH-r900 is the first LTE mobile on the MetroPCS network in the United States. It also has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities. The device is compatible with EV-DO bands, and supports download speeds of up to ten times faster than existing 3G.
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
Sony Ericsson launched the Xperia Play on February 6, 2011. The smartphone is the first in a series of devices that combines the brand’s gaming expertise with the Android platform. The Xperia Play is expected to be released in Europe in March and in the U.S. in April.
The Xperia Play features a 4-inch multi-touch display. It also has a slide-out gaming control pad, similar to the ones on PlayStation consoles. It is equipped with a 5.1-megapixel camera and a 720-pixel HD video recorder with geo-tagging. It runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The Xperia Play runs a 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chip and half a gigabyte of RAM. It also has a VGA front-facing camera for video chat. The phone has stereo speakers, but they aren’t as good as dedicated speakers.