Definition of smartphone in English:

smartphone

noun

  • A mobile phone that performs many of the functions of a computer, typically having a touchscreen interface, Internet access, and an operating system capable of running downloaded applications.

    • ‘The other factor that will be important in achieving a broader market for smartphones will be the operating system.’
    • ‘However, PDAs will face increasing competition from smartphones and other converged multimedia devices offering similar functionalities over the forecast period.’
    • ‘But at just 1.7 per cent of the handset market, smartphones remain a minority interest among mobile phone users.’
    • ‘The most obvious option - the acquisition of a proven smartphone operating system and hardware design team - doesn't exist.’
    • ‘So, are we about to see a blanket ban on smartphones, and on notebook computers, in the air?’
    • ‘It's not an operating system for smartphones - more a smart system for operating phones.’
    • ‘Both PDAs and smartphones are personal devices that offer a natural home for your address book.’
    • ‘Some argue that 3G itself is a form of FMC, as are IP-enabled smartphones that can download applications.’
    • ‘As smartphones and wireless-enabled PDAs evolve, business users can conceivably replace their personal computers.’
    • ‘The new strategy reverses their plans, announced in July, to launch a smartphone.’
    • ‘Buy PDAs, smartphones and accessories from our mobile store’
    • ‘Despite this scepticism about mobile apps there's better news for makers of smartphones and PDAs from the survey.’
    • ‘Your view to this, about PDAs and smartphones being the same thing, except for connectivity, is interesting.’
    • ‘Currently, Wi-Fi is mainly available in laptops, smartphones and as part of a broadband home gateway, all devices that are priced at several hundred dollars or more.’
    • ‘Despite all the anxiety and industry noise surrounding the choice of operating systems for smartphones, the final arbiter is user experience.’
    • ‘Visit our mobile store for the best value PDAs, smartphones and accessories’
    • ‘Still, as more handsets invariably take on PDA functionality, it's hard to see PDAs out-selling smartphones for very much longer.’
    • ‘One thing's for sure, those wanting to access corporate data on the move can now choose from a variety of solutions from smartphones to lug-able laptops.’
    • ‘With smartphones equipped with megapixel cameras due later this year, that generate ever larger images, this will become even more expensive.’
    • ‘Now smartphones and wireless PDAs are creating new applications, as they become slim mobile clients.’

Origin

1980s (first referring to a telephone enhanced with computer technology): from smart and phone.

Pronunciation:

smartphone

/ˈsmärtˌfōn/