Smartphones – Bringing Revolutionary Changes in the Mobile Industry


Investments done in the shares of wireless technology companies and service providers have resulted in huge profits in the era of post dot com. Plenty of opportunities for business exist  as the use of wireless technology continues to grow exponentially in both the developed as well as the upcoming markets. And the impetus to this growth is provided by the new devices like smart phones whose abilities are made even more effective by deploying wireless 3G networks.

A smartphone is generally referred to a cellular device that assimilates a PDA. A Personal Digital Assistant or PDA is a minute device that clones the features of a pc, particularly viewing of documents, management of tasks and contacts and of course access to Internet. Ever since their inception, the smartphones have become a center of mobile information and a device for entertainment.

Most of the contemporary smartphones comprises of Internet, mail access, browsing webs, scheduling, instant messaging, management of contacts and ability to view or compose doc formats such as PDF, Excel and Word. Besides these, they also flaunt in-built cameras, MP3 and MP4 players, software for GPS navigation, apps for complex software like software for customer relationship enterprise and programs for car navigation, which makes it an exemplary for replacement of several other gadgets and devices. The phone technology is developing at a tremendous speed and with this we are getting latest and better technology and gadgets each time so as to make our life even better and easy.

When talking about phone tech, one cannot deny the fact that today there are several options to choose from as per your choice and pocket. Smartphones are latest phones that are liked and loved by all. Every youth wants to own a smartphone and enjoy its latest features. These phones have really changed the meaning on phones. With the latest tech and multi featured smartphones, you cannot just make a call but have plenty of more options to enjoy.

The history of smart phones dates back to the year 1992, when the first smart phone, named SIMON, was designed by IBM. It made its first public release in the year 1993. It was a touch screen phone and came with apps like world clock, send & receive fax machine, address book, notepad, email and games.

It was followed by the release of Nokia’s rendition of smart phones, called Nokia Communicator 9000. Nokia 9210 and Nokia 9500 made a follow up. Production of new generations of such smart phones continued until Ericson R380 made its entry in the year 2000, which was actually termed as a “Smart phone”.

In view of Strategy Analytics, the sales of smart phones in 2004 at 17.5million units have accounted for three percent of the six hundred and eighty four million handsets that were sold worldwide, which showed a significant rise from the 8.2 million handsets that were sold in 2003. Smart phones have found wide acceptance in Europe and Asia. Smart phones have been adopted so early in these continents because of vigorous deployment of precocious wireless networks.

The Asia Pacific region alone accounts for approx. thirty seven percent while the European markets account for about twenty seven percent of the sales of smart phones globally, along with Japan and South Korea leading well ahead of others in the use of smart phones. Analysts speculate that the sale of smart phones in Europe will surpass the sales of smart phones in the Asian markets in the years to come. In view of the Experts, the end of 2013 will witness people switching over from computers and laptops to smart phones as the basic device for accessing the internet.