View Poll Results: Is a BlackBerry a Smartphone?
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I have no earthly idea
I don't really care either way
Is 'it' or 'isn't' it?
I was just looking at the BlackBerry website for 'new' applications etc. Then, I saw this:
So, begs the question, is a BlackBerry a 'Smartphone' or not? And thus should it really be called 'BlackBerry Smartphone'?BBM Channel: C000B75E8
- 03-15-2007, 08:10 AM #3
According to WikiPedia:
A smartphone is a full-featured mobile phone with personal computer like functionality. Most smartphones are camera phones that support full featured email capabilities with the functionality of a complete personal organizer. An important feature of most smartphones is that applications for enhanced data processing and connectivity can be installed on the device, by contrast to regular phones which support sandboxed applications. These applications may be developed by the manufacturer of the device, by the operator or by any other third-party software developer. "Smart" functionality includes any additional interface including a miniature QWERTY keyboard, a touch screen, or even just secure access to company mail, such as is provided by a BlackBerry.
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- 03-15-2007, 08:35 AM #5
For me it's hard to say. I could do more my Treo then what I can on my BB but at the same time, my BB is more stable and solid as a rock. I don't consider it a smartphone but more a additional limb of my body.
To me a smartphone handles your e-mail, text messages, portable Web browsing, casual photography, cell phone calls.
Now yes we do have Blackberry's that have the camera in them now so I would say that they can be considered smartphones. A little late to the party per say but they made it.
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- 03-15-2007, 09:45 AM #6
It is a smart phone of sorts but i would just name it a "Blackberry"
Not many people who carry a Treo, I-Mate etc call there phones "my smartphone".
Some people name the Pearl as a "Multi Media Phone"..- whats that all about...?