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Smartphone

A smartphone is a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary basic 'feature phone'. Smartphones and feature phones may be thought of as handheld computers integrated within a mobile telephone, but while most feature phones are able to run applications based on platforms such as Java ME or BREW, a smartphone allows the user to install and run more advanced applications based on a specific platform. Smartphones run complete operating system software providing a platform for application developers.

Growth in demand for advanced mobile devices boasting powerful processors, abundant memory, larger screens and open operating systems has outpaced the rest of the mobile phone market for several years. According to a study by ComScore, in 2010 over 45.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones and it is the fastest growing segment of the mobile phone market, which comprised 234 million subscribers in the United States.

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Articles About Smartphone

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Text Neck Causes More Harm Than You Think

By IBTimes AU

Billions of mobile technology users are not aware of the health risks caused by forward head posture despite medical warnings. (4:04 pm)

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Journalists Take A Look At Google's Newest Smartphone Nexus 6 During A Media Preview In New York On October 29, 2014.
AT&T Nexus 6 Returned To Motorola Due To Software Bug: Black Screen And Failure To Connect To Service

By IBTimes AU

AT&T stores returned initial stock shipments of Google Nexus 6 to Motorola after a software bug has been found. (3:43 pm)

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Apple's iPhone 6 are displayed during a news conference by Customs and Excise Department and the police in Hong Kong September 21, 2014. Hong Kong customs and marine police on Saturday foiled a smuggling case involving a speedboat carrying 138 iPhone 6, a
Walmart Offers the Best 2014 Black Friday Deals on iPhone 6, iPad Ai2 & Other Gadgets – Reports

By IBTimes AU

Deal hunters on Black Friday this week need only to zero in on Walmart for the lowest priced iPhone 6, iPad Air and other gadgets. (1:03 pm)

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Students Walk Out Of Samsung Electronics' Headquarters In Seoul
Snapdragon 805-Powered ‘Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus’ Retails At $501-Equivalent In Europe

By IBTimes AU

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Plus has been released in Germany. (12:48 pm)

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A Visitor Holds A New Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Smartphone
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 New Update Brings Performance And Stability Improvements

By IBTimes AU

New firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 brings performance and stability improvements. (11:52 am)

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Customers Look At HTC Smartphones In A Mobile Phone Shop In Taipei
HTC Desire 820s With 5.5-Inch Display, Dual-SIM And 64-Bit Processor Collects 1.26 Million Pre-Registrations

By IBTimes AU

HTC Desire 820’s sibling Desire 820s has made history by gathering a total of 1.26 million pre-registrations in China. (11:28 am)

MORE TOPICS: NINTENDO, CHINA, MICROSOFT, ANDROID, HTC

Journalists Take A Look At Google's Newest Smartphone Nexus 6 During A Media Preview In New York On October 29, 2014.
Motorola Nexus 6 Optional Extended Warranty Covers Accidental Damage For Two Years At $39 Deductible Cost

By IBTimes AU

Optional extended warranty from Motorola for Nexus 6 covers accidental damage for two years coverage at $39 deductible cost. (11:21 am)

Journalists Take A Look At Google's Newest Smartphone Nexus 6 During A Media Preview In New York On October 29, 2014.
Motorola Nexus 6 Hidden LED Light: How To Enable It Using Light Flow Android Application

By IBTimes AU

Know to how enable the hidden LED light on the Motorola Nexus 6 smartphone for notifications of apps and services. (11:06 am)

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Journalists Take A Look At Google's Newest Smartphone Nexus 6 During A Media Preview In New York On October 29, 2014.
Android 5.0 Lollipop Essential Tips For Nexus 6: Camera And Entertainment, Notifications And Privacy, Battery

By IBTimes AU

Android 5.0 Lollipop offers Motorola Nexus 6 users top features for work and entertainment. (Nov 21)

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A Canadian Flag Is Pictured In Front Of A Blackberry Sign In Waterloo
BlackBerry Classic (aka Q20) Keyboard Shortcuts Explained In A Quick Video

By IBTimes AU

A video explaining the keyboard shortcuts of the latest BlackBerry Classic smartphone is published by the company. (Nov 21)

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