What makes your mobile Qualify as a Smartphone?
As the name suggests, Smartphones have something better than the regular phones and that accounts for its smartness. So, what does this smartness mean? It is something that helps you to use the device for purposes that are better than just phone call and SMS
1. It’s all about Data: -In this information era, people like to keep in sync/updated with information he/she really intends to, and mostly with better precision. That information is not only voice centric, but also tends to be largely data centric. i. e. – email, social networks, blogs, and all .com services . The mobile allows user to surf any page on the web. And needless to say that following capabilities make this exprience richer than a regular mobile phone :
a. Larger Screen Size
b. QWERTY key pad
c. Wireless Data Transfer technologies 3G/4G
2. Utilities: There are bunch of utilities in Smartphone which make it superphone. These utilities are bind with device and and are the ones that user needs on the go.The usability ratio of these devices on the go will always be higher than laptops and computers for these features. Some of the worth mentioning utilities are, GPS, Compass, accelerometer, gyroscope, camera (now days cameras are capable of capturing high quality video as well).
There could be hundreds of application built around above utilities which can make life easier.Layar on iphone and Android phones is a classic example which combiles, Cameras , Maps and GIS with Augmented Reality as one big information system.
3.Hardware capabilities:To write an app in such a way that, utilities the utilities mentioned in above point, needs lot of processing power and good amount to memory to run an app and make it usable. Fortunately current smartphone’s are capable with latest high performance ARM processors and GB’s of memory and which is increasing according to moors law.
These capabilities boost the usability of mobile devices by putting smartness on them. Few other factors make it popular like, innovative echo system, changes in technology trends, changes in users needs etc.. and incorporation of all these concepts on phone at an amazing pace.