Has your smartphone slipped out of your hand, taken a swim or just plain stopped working? In September 2010, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 995 people were killed by drivers distracted by cell phones In March 2011 a US insurance company, State Farm Insurance , announced the results of a study which showed 19% of drivers surveyed accessed the Internet on a smartphone while driving.
A smartphone combines a cellphone with e-mail and Web, music and movie player, camera and camcorder, GPS navigation, voice dictation for messaging and a voice search for asking questions about anything (see virtual assistant ). A lot more personal than a personal computer, a smartphone is generally within reach no matter where you are.
Windows Phone then became the third-most-popular OS. Palm’s webOS was bought by Hewlett-Packard and later sold to LG Electronics for use on LG smart TVs BlackBerry Limited , formerly known as Research In Motion, also made a new platform based on QNX , BlackBerry 10 The capacitive touchscreen also changed smartphone form factors Before 2007, it was common for devices to have a physical numeric keypad or physical QWERTY keyboard in either a candybar or sliding form factor.
Indeed it was the rapid uptake of smartphone devices that prompted computer giant Microsoft to enhance their Windows mobile Personal Digital Software (PDA) software so that it now offers the best of a mini-PC and integrates it with the features of a mobile phone.
LG smartphones give you the power to do more at home and on the go. Whether it’s tracking your fitness goals, capturing special moments, talking with loved ones or making reservations at the hottest restaurant in town – with incredibly fast connections and the available features you need, it’s all right at your fingertips.