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What is the definition of a smartphone, i.e before anything else what is it? See detail.

Asked by flo (13313points) January 6th, 2020

It is hand held, for example, but what is it? Is it a phone or a computer?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Here ya go—
“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.” Oxford Dictionary

gorillapaws's avatar

I would say it’s a handheld computer with an operating system capable of executing other programs that uses a touch-screen user interface, and it also happens to make phone calls.

flo's avatar

I’ll keep reading. So far it’s one for each.

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