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
Startup Spotlight: PartyTap Headquarters: Miami Concept: A party and event staffing app that allows anyone to order staff with a few taps on a smartphone.
Federal agents found other photos and videos at his home and on his smartphone, according to the indictment.
Your laptop and that smartphone grafted to your hand are double agents.
Bloomberg News reported on the smartphone in January.
Anker SoundSync Drive Bluetooth integration from your smartphone to your car stereo is a wonderful thing, but what if your car didn’t come with Bluetooth?
The BlackBerry setback comes as Qualcomm’s patent licensing business is increasingly under attack from government regulators and smartphone makers.
Tapper emerged, a man in his mid-60s with white hair, a paunch and a large smartphone clipped to his belt.
Its layout and pleasantly clicky keys have remained unchanged from the days when BlackBerry ruled the smartphone market.
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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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