Cebu City, Philippines (PressExposure) May 06, 2009 -- According to several review sites and free ads philippines sites, Nokia has been considered as one of the most successful mobile phone manufacturer across the globe, having a world wide market share of 39.4%. This is primarily fueled by offering the first smartphone to the world. There are several categories of mobile phones, from basic phones to feature phones such as musicphones and cameraphones, to smartphones.The first smartphone was the Nokia 9000 Communicator in 1996 which incorporated PDA functionality to the basic mobile phone at the time.
What is a Smartphone? A smartphone is a mobile phone offering advanced capabilities, often with PC-like functionality. There is no industry standard definition of a smartphone. For some, a smartphone is a phone that runs complete operating system software providing a standardized interface and platform for application developers. For others, a smartphone is simply a phone with advanced features like e-mail, Internet and e-book reader capabilities, and/or a built-in full keyboard or external USB keyboard and VGA connector. In other words, it is a miniature computer that has phone capability.
Nokia 9000 Communicator This distinctive palmtop computer style smartphone was the result of a collaborative effort of an early successful and expensive PDA model by Hewlett Packard combined with Nokia's bestselling phone around that time and early prototype models had the two devices fixed via a hinge. The Nokia 9210 as the first color screen Communicator model which was the first true smartphone with an open operating system; the 9500 Communicator that was also Nokia's first cameraphone Communicator and Nokia's first WiFi cellular phones for sale; the 9300 Communicator was the third dimensional shift into a smaller form factor; and the latest E90 Communicator includes GPS.
The Nokia Communicator model is remarkable also having been the most expensive phone model sold by a major brand for almost the full lifespan of the model series, easily 20% and sometimes 40% more expensive than the next most expensive smartphone by any major manufacturer.
Smartphones of Today As miniaturisation and increased processing power of microchips has enabled ever more features to be added to cellular phones for sale, the concept of the smartphone has evolved, and what was a high-end smartphone five years ago, is a standard phone today. Several phone series have been introduced to address a given market segment, such as the RIM BlackBerry focusing on enterprise/corporate customer email needs; the SonyEricsson Walkman series of musicphones and Cybershot series of cameraphones; the Nokia N-Series of multimedia phones; and the Apple iPhone which provides full-featured web access and multimedia capabilities.