Things have changed ZTE Mimosa U970
at the Verizon cellphone store since Dave Finch joined the company A6+ Android 2.3 Smartphone 8GB
nine years ago.
Now a Verizon district Star X18i
manager who oversees seven stores in central Illinois, Finch has witnessed a technological ZTE U960S
While cellphones that are strictly Star I9100
phones are still available, that category is on its way out, judging from national Android 4.0 Capacitive Touch Screen Smartphone
Nearly half of U.S. mobile phone HYUANDAI V901
subscribers now own smartphones, according to information released earlier this year Meizu MX
by Nielsen Mobile Insights. That's up from 36 percent of last year.
Two-thirds of those buying new Huawei U8800
devices in recent months have chosen a smartphone over a traditional cell phone Meizu M9
, according to Nielsen.
In the beginning
Before Americans became Huawei C8650
entranced with mobile devices, of course, there was long love ChangJiang A007
affair with the landline telephone.
We have a long telephonic Newman M35
history. The first telephone exchange was installed in Hartford, Conn., in 1877, with M1 MIUI
the first exchange linking major cities established between New York and Boston GM99 Mini Cellphone for Students
The first automatic telephone exchange Star HD7
was installed in 1892 while the first rotary dial telephone was developed in 1923 in France.
Although the first commercial Star G510 Android 2.3 Resitive Touch Screen Cellphone
mobile telephone service became available in St. Louis in 1946, the Star A6000 Android 2.3 Resitive Touch Screen Cellphone
mobile telephone would not become common for another four decades Huawei U8650
But the mobile phone has definitely become HuaWei HX G7010
common in the 21st century. Now we not only have a device that serves as a phone but as a camera, STAR A3 Android 4.0 Capacitive Touch Screen Smartphone
clock, light, stock ticker, weather service, TV set, movie screen, typewriter and, yes, you can even send HERO H7300
Morse code - only now it's called texting.
So many choices
The choices are ZTE U880
numerous: There's the Razr Maxx made by Motorola. This is an Android phone, which means that the software ZTE V960
was designed by Google.
There's also the Samsung Galaxy S II ($200 to $230 with a two-year contract from AT&T,HuaWei U8120
Sprint or T-Mobile). It's lightweight and quite popular. Another highly-rated ZTE X850
phone is the HTC Amaze 4G ($260 with two-year contract from T-Mobile).
There's also the wildly-successful iPhone from Apple. Even ChangHong W1
those of us who don't have an iPhone, of course,ChangHong V7
have heard about it. But if there are winners in the smart device CHANGHONG S828
marketplace, there are also losers.
The BlackBerry had been the smartphone CHANGHONG M18
of choice, "once a badge of success in the corporate world," as the H601 Dual SIM Cellphone
Wall Street Journal recently noted.
Today Research in Motion Ltd., the A500 Dual SIM Android 2.2 Cellphone
Canadian company that makes the device, is in turmoil. Wholesale management changes have been announced as stock prices Huawei S8600
plummeted. RIM shares have lost about 75 percent of their value Huawei U8860
in the past year.
The iPhone's success Coolpad D530 Android Phone
is usually credited to the late Steve Jobs, Apple's figurehead founder, who oversaw the design of both hardware and software A101 Android 2.3 Dual SIM Cellphone
for the revolutionary headset. Then there are all those Hero G9
apps that opened the floodgates for hundreds of thousands of applications F3 Sports 1.33 Inch Watch Cell Phone
, allowing users to individualize their phones.