Eric Bruner, Henry Glennon, Shurti Kataria, Mathew Stanton, & Samantha Tan.
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Eric Bruner, Henry Glennon, Shurti Kataria, Mathew Stanton, & Samantha Tan
History Developed and released in 1993 IBM developed the first smartphone known as “Simon” Smartphones have evolved into very small computers The first Palm OS-powered smartphone was the QUALCOMM pdQ in 1999: combined a digital phone with a Palm organizer Convience of both a PC and Phone
Pros Upload and download documents Take notes Syncs to computer (upload contacts to computer) Plays videos and music files with Windows Media Player Mobile Combines PDA with phone Can add Applications (Bluetooth, GPS navigation software, Games) Instant Access to Internet Has as a QVGA-resolution color screen (320x240)
Cons Price: Most smartphones cost around $200, and carrier plans become much more expensive. Size: Smartphones are larger than common mobile phones, and can make typing uncomfortable. Coverage: National coverage is still developing, causing gaps in network coverage. Complexity: Navigating menus can be difficult for new users. Limited Programming: Word, Excel, and Powerpoint not available for smartphones.
Smartphones Several different smartphones in the market, including: G-phone (Google Phone) [newest one] Apple I-phone (3G) Best smartphones to buy: AT&T Tilt RIM BlackBerry Curve (aka BlackBerry 8320) Samsung SCH-i760 Nokia N95 Palm Centro
Why buy a smartphone? They provide instant access to the Web Many smartphones and PDAs allow you to sync with your desktop computer. You can also receive and respond to emails as they arrive in your inbox on your desktop computer with real-time push email. Smartphones can also serve as multimedia devices, so your entertainment goes with you. Multimedia devices, so your entertainment goes with you. They can store and display pictures and videos of friends and family or entire feature-length movies. Most smartphones even take pictures and capture video, but the most common multimedia function is the ability to play mp3s—sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite tunes while traveling or during a break.
AT&T Tilt Most powerful smartphone for business users ability to work in Word and Excel files QWERTY keyboard behind 2.8” touchscreen Screen tilts 40 degrees WiFi, GPS & Bluetooth included Connectivity is quick through AT&T's HSDPA network Windows Mobile Supports Blackberry Connect software Cost: $ 199.99
Apple iPhone 3G Best multimedia smartphone. 8 GB -$200/16 GB-$400/AT&T service contract. New software adds Microsoft Exchange support for business. Includes the ability to use AT&T's speedier 3G HSDPA network (where available) and has greatly improved call quality. Delivers the Internet on the Great multimedia player. Fantastic user interface and GPS. Web pages displayed perfectly. Navigation on its touch screen is great.
BlackBerry Curve 8320 Email connectivity is amazing Call quality is excellent QWERTY keyboard (spacious and easy to use) Not very good multimedia WiFi & Bluetooth included Cannot edit documents est. $350 with Verizon service contract
Samsung SCH-i760 Windows-based 1.3-megapixel camera Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Windows 6 professional software and can edit documents Best service:T-Mobile Uses the fast EVDO data network for quick downloads $300 with T-Mobile service contract 2.8-inch display and a full QWERTY keyboard
Palm Centro Slimmer size Easy use Affordable Price Tag Bluetooth Touch Screen Good option for first smartphone Cost: $ 99.99 – 519.99
Operating Systems Current smartphones employ one of four OS: Palm OS Research In Mo-tion BlackBerry Symbian Windows Mobile Symbian has the largest share in most markets worldwide, but lags behind other companies in the relatively small but highly visible North American market Unfortunately, hinders the potential for a truly widely accepted mobile application platform
Opinions (Eric) I am an iphone user I like that I can access my e-mail anywhere, anytime Mobile games and lots of third party apps from itunes store GPS and Google maps is very convenient I can watch movies and listen to my music Surf the web Smartphones make general communication a lot easier.
Bibliography: Cost: http://www.washington.edu/computing/smartphone/ Lacks common Windows programs: http://www.pocketpcmag.com/cms/_archives/Dec06/SPPCProsCons.aspx Limited regional coverage: http://www.pocketpcmag.com/cms/_archives/Dec06/SPPCProsCons.aspx 150 Smartphone viruses: http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-3513_7-6442087-1.html Crazy systems glitches: http://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/messaging/showArticle.jhtml?articleI D=199200332 http://www.informationweek.com/news/mobility/messaging/showArticle.jhtml?articleI D=199200332 http://www.pocketpcmag.com/cms/_archives/Dec06/ PPCProsCons.aspx http://www.pocketpcmag.com/cms/_archives/Dec06/SPPCProsCons.aspx http://www.tech-faq.com/smartphone.shtml History http://www.pctoday.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2F2006%2Ft0402%2F12t0 2%2F12t02.asp