The Early Days of Smartphones
In 1992, IBM introduced the Simon. It had a touchscreen operated by a stylus, a notepad, email client and calendar. It also would allow for the sending and receiving of faxes, but it was probably just too advanced for its day. In 1997, Ericsson was the first brand to coin the phrase ‘smartphone’ with the release of the GS88. In 2001, the popular phones were more PDA style, like the Palm Pilot and Blackberry (McCarty, 2011). But that began the wave of technology that we have today.
Before the invention of the smartphone many people probably knew how it felt to be tied to the office or home so they wouldn’t miss that important email or phone call. But with the new PDA-style smartphones designed for business and fun many are leaving the office behind while still staying in touch with business news, schedules, client and coworkers’ contact information, emails, project statuses, proposals, and the Internet. The Smartphone has evolved into an everyman’s and woman’s tool for staying in touch with work and home life (TopTenReviews.com, 2013).
Smartphones have become an important part of everyday society here in 2013. Smart phones come from a variety of companies from Apple and Motorola to LG and Samsung. According to TopTenReviews.com (2013) the Apple iPhone 5 is the best one currently on the market. Out of five categories, the iPhone scored a 10, a perfect score, in four of those. The only category that they didn’t score a 10 in was Battery Life and Memory, they did score a 9.5 and no other phone on the list scored a 10 in that category either (TopTenReviews.com, 2013).
Smartphone Reviewing Criteria
The criterion used to evaluate the smartphones is Design, Multimedia, Call Features and Quality and Additional Features. Design compares the size and weight along with screen size and resolution of the phones. The Multimedia category measures the phone’s ability to sync with desktop, if it has a good 5megapixel camera...