TJ McClearin (Business Manager, Infinity Wireless, LLC) gives expert video advice on: What is a "smart phone"?; What is a "Pocket PC"?; What is a "Blackberry"? and more...
What is a "smart phone"?
A smart phone is any device that has an operating system that you can install programs into, as well as being a personal information manager; managing your contacts, your calendar, your tasks, and your memos. It allows you to listen to music and play video games, and it's really just an all-in-one multimedia device.
What is a "Pocket PC"?
A Pocket PC is a software that was developed by Microsoft as an operating system for smartphones, giving the user an interface that is very similar to Windows, giving you features and functions that are similar to the Windows desktop.
What is a "Blackberry"?
A Blackberry is a device that was designed by Research in Motion originally as a two-way e-mail device; be able to send and receive e-mail on the go, wherever you were. As the technology developed, they incorporated a phone feature into the Blackberry as well, giving the customer more of a smart phone feel, able to manage their contacts, their calendar, listen to music, play videos, and other multi-media features as well, all on their Blackberry.
What is a "TREO"?
A TREO is a device that was derived from Palm, who made the original personal-digital system giving the customer the ability to manage their contacts and their calendar in a nice graphical way so that it was easy for them to understand, interpret, and manipulate. When they added the phone functionality, they came out with the device called the TREO, giving the user the ability to make phone calls, browse the web, send emails, and send picture messages and text messages as well.
What is a "High Tech Computer" (HTC) device?
HTC is a company that designs mobile handsets with the Microsoft Windows operating system in mind. They have created multiple different types of handsets from flip phones to candy-bar phones, phones with touch-screens, phones without touch-screens, phones with full keyboards, and phones with numeric keypads, giving the user different ways to interface with the phone and the information itself.