How to select a Smartphone – Feeling Confused

by / Tuesday, 24 September 2013 / Published in Mobile - Smartphone

Are you looking for a phone with a large screen, small screen, a physical keyboard?  Maybe you absolutely need BB messenger, Exchange support, or a phone with an awesome camera. Figure out what matters most to you and write it down. Your decisions here will affect everything that is to come. There are four main smart phone choices nowadays, Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phone.

Android: It is developed by Google; this is an open source operating system that runs on the preponderance of new phones. Visually, it’s similar to iOS, but adds customizable home screens and widgets which show things like the weather. The main issue with Android is that because it’s open source, manufacturers like Samsung and HTC often modify its design and functionality, sometimes to the detriment of usability.

Blackberry: The OS is made by Canadian company Research in Motion and helped kick off the smart phone revolution years ago, but has had difficulty keeping up lately.

IOS: The OS is made by Canadian company Research in Motion and helped kick off the smart phone revolution years ago, but has had difficulty keeping up lately.

Windows Phone: After the failure of Windows Mobile, Microsoft started from scratch and built Windows Phone, which is based almost entirely on the Zune MP3 player interface.

If you generally use your mobile phone for calls and texts only, and aren’t particularly worried about internet, cameras or maps, then you can take your pick when it comes to mobiles – your focus will only be on the kind of tariff you have.

Choosing a mobile phone can be like choosing a computer, personal organizer, digital camera and MP3 player in one. The convergence of technologies in modern mobile phones means that you can have one tiny device in your pocket to carry out all of these functions.


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