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AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile have partnered with Microsoft Corporation with these new Windows Phone 7 Smartphones, and it appears that with great expectations an emergence of popularity will explode onto the mobile phone scene. 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.
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 …