1. 573armymom's Avatar
    What's the difference between a smart phone and a dumb phone?
    09-02-09 04:26 AM
  2. barbwyr's Avatar
    Even the industry can't make a clear definition, but for the most part the difference is smart phones have an OS and can have Apps loaded to them.

    From Wiki:
    Most devices considered smartphones today use an identifiable operating system, often with the ability to add applications (e.g. for enhanced data processing, connectivity or entertainment) - in contrast to regular phones which only support sandboxed applications (like Java games).
    In terms of features, most smartphones support full featured email capabilities with the functionality of a complete personal organizer. Other functionality might include an additional interface such as a miniature QWERTY keyboard, a touch screen or a D-pad, a built-in camera, contact management, an accelerometer, built-in navigation hardware and software, the ability to read business documents in a variety of formats such as PDF and Microsoft Office, media software for playing music, browsing photos and viewing video clips, internet browsers or even just secure access to company mail, such as is provided by a BlackBerry. One common feature to the majority of the smartphones is a contact list able to store as many contacts as the available memory permits, in contrast to regular phones that has a limit to the maximum number of contacts that can be stored.
    09-02-09 04:35 AM
  3. dictoresno's Avatar
    thou clock hath no hands!

    laypersons terms:

    Smartphone - more personal information mgmt, more "computer-like" operating system, usually has a QWERTY keyboard.

    Dumbphone - more basic, your average idea of what a cell phone is, usually doesnt have a QWERTY keyboard.
    Last edited by dictoresno; 09-02-09 at 05:43 AM.
    09-02-09 04:48 AM
  4. BioSciBerry's Avatar
    A "dumb phone" oddly enough can only be used as a phone, no frills, no thrills, no Windows or Palm opertaing systems.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    09-02-09 05:05 AM
  5. 573armymom's Avatar
    My clock has no hands because I am at work and time is irrelevant!
    09-02-09 06:30 AM
  6. 573armymom's Avatar
    I know it's not a BB and I hope I don't get banished forever for saying this but...
    what about a samsung magnet. Know anything about them???
    09-02-09 06:36 AM
  7. crackzilla's Avatar
    I just want to thank all the Troops that are fighting to preserve our freedom.

    We dont deal with fridge magnets here... just kidding. Just get a Curve and be done with it.
    09-02-09 09:17 AM
  8. 573armymom's Avatar
    Good advice. I'll take it. Thanks.
    09-02-09 10:24 AM