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Smart Phone – A phone offering advanced features such as the ability to surf the internet and send emails.

Picture Resolution – The quality and detail that can be displayed on the screen. The higher the resolution, the better the image quality on the screen.

Camera Resolution – The amount of detail the camera picks up in one picture.

Storage Capacity – Amount of space the phone has in its internal memory to store applications, pictures, videos and sound.

Memory Card – Secondary storage device that allows users to store, back up and copy files.

Music & Video Player – standard features on most phones. Files are stored in different formats; the format is determined by software that was used to create it.

Standby Time – The amount of time you can leave you phone on before it needs recharging

Talk Time – the amount of time you can talk on your phone

SMS – Short Messaging Service – allows users to send and receive text messages entered using the phone’s keypad

MMS – Multi Media Messaging – allows users to put a message together with pictures, video and sound along with text

3G – third generation – gives phone high-speed internet access.

Video Calling – allows you to stream live calls so you can speak to and see the person using the handset

HSDPA – high speed downlink packet access, also known as super fast 3G – widely regarded as the next big advance, set to take over 3G.

Bluetooth – A way of connecting deceives together, using radio signals which enable the user to send and receive data from devices in close proximity

Music Playback – You can store music on the built-in memory of the phone and listen to it on the move.

WiFi – Wireless Fidelity – Similar to Bluetooth, but the range and amount of data sent and received are greater.

Dual-band, tri-band and quad-band phones – Phones are able to pick up different frequencies; the number of frequencies determines which countries you can use your phone in.

Roaming – When you are abroad you may not have access o your mobile phone provider. The roaming feature allows you to use another mobile phone provider’s network so you can carry on making phone calls and sending texts.

Locked Phone – The network provider locks the phone so that only their SIM card will work in the…



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