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Why Smartphones?

  • Many students have them
  • Powerful computing platform
  • Constant Internet and network access

What to do with them?

Smartphones are powerful pocket computers. They are limited by their small size and input methods.


Smartphones excel at: 


Short, quick messages are easy to send over a smartphone's internet connection.



Looking up definitions for quick answers, checking pre-defined data sources



Video, audio, and interactive mobile-friendly websites.


The Major Smartphone Platforms

Company Operating System Devices Note
Apple  IOS iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad The dominant platform and major innovator
Google Android Many Rapid growth and wide use by manufacturers
HP (formerly Palm) WebOS Pre, Pre Pro Easy development
Microsoft/Nokia Windows Phone 7 Many Previous versions are industry standard
Intel Meego Not to Market yet Linux, huge library of existing applications
RIM BBOS, QNX Blackberry, Playbook Largest business market share. popular in Qatar

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