A SmartPhone is any electronic handheld device that integrates the functionality of a mobile phone and personal digital assistant (PDA).
A key feature of a SmartPhone is that additional applications can be installed on the device. The applications can be developed by the manufacturer, the operator or any other third-party software developer.
SmartPhone features tend to include Internet access, e-mail access, scheduling software, built-in camera, contact management, GPS navigation software and occasionally the ability to read business documents in a variety of formats such as PDF and Microsoft Office.
|The international demand for SmartPhones is continuing to grow rapidly, according to the latest statistics from Gartner. |
Sales have already increased by 75.5% in the last year to 40 million units, and expected to grow further in 2011, according to data released by the analyst firm.