Definition of smartphone
: a cell phone that includes additional software functions (such as e-mail or an Internet browser)
Recent Examples of smartphone from the Web
The firm’s codes can be scanned with a smartphone, which then connects over the internet so that information can be exchanged with a digital twin on things like a product’s location and use.
The plate can hold up to three QR codes, which when scanned using a smartphone, will take the user to a webpage or social media memorial to the deceased.
Scan the code with your smartphone, and the currency is yours.
After indefatigably growing her eponymous organization into one of the world’s largest news sites, and occasionally arming herself with up to four smartphones at a time, Huffington appeared to have found a new religion: disconnecting.
And increasingly, these two behemoths are starting to collide in various markets, from smartphones to home-audio devices to, according to speculation, automobiles.
But right now that competition is intensifying as Square and Stripe make bigger gains with companies wanting to accept smartphone and online payments.
Another upgrade that should ensure better smartphone photos is a tripod: Something like the Olloclip Pivot ($50) or the KobraTech Mini Phone Tripod Stand ($35), for example.
By the end of last year, more than three in four American adults owned a smartphone.
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First Known Use of smartphone
SMARTPHONE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of smartphone for English Language Learners
: a mobile telephone that can be used to send and receive e-mail, connect to the Internet, take photographs, etc.
SMARTPHONE Defined for Kids
Definition of smartphone for Students
: a cell phone that includes additional functions (as e-mail or an Internet browser)
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