The Difference Between a Cell Phone, Smartphone and PDA

Once again technological advancements make common terminology such as mobile phone, smartphone, PDA and PDA phone difficult to decipher as each type of device changes constantly and features traditionally belonging to one type of device are now found on others.

“So starting with the difference between smartphones, as we’ve discussed above: When capitalized, it refers to Microsoft’s Smartphone platform, which is used for a variety of mobile devices. The latest version, Windows Mobile 6 actually removes the word Smartphone from its title, and over time this should help lessen the confusion between smartphone and Smartphone. Interestingly, one of the three versions of Windows Mobile 6 is called Windows Mobile 6 Standard for Smartphones. Here the “For Smartphones” means “phones without touch screens”.”

The Difference Between a Cell Phone, Smartphone and PDA
By Vangie Beal, May 02, 2008

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