Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Maps, and Google Now are all pre-installed on most Android phones. However, because Android can be modified, carriers can choose to change this. Verizon Wireless, for instance, has modified some Android phones to use Bing as the default search engine. You can also remove a Gmail account on your own.
What Is a PDA? Short for personal digital assistant, this is the name given to small handheld devices that combine computing, telephone/fax, Internet and networking features. A typical PDA can function as a cellular phone, fax sender, Web browser and personal organizer.
All cell phones can send and receive text messages, but what sets a smartphone apart is its handling of email. A smartphone can sync with your personal and, most likely, your professional email account. Some smartphones can support multiple email accounts. Others include access to the popular instant messaging apps.
The Symbian OS is the operating system developed and sold by Symbian Ltd. The OS is used primarily by Nokia with its S60 user interface and by Sony Ericsson with its UIQ user interface, but the Symbian OS is also used by a number of Japanese mobile phone manufacturers for handsets sold inside of Japan.
A tablet PC is a portable personal computer with a touch screen that runs computer applications together with Wi-Fi capability. Ultra-thin portable computers have been around for a while. New technologies enable devices, such as the iPhone, to function much like mini tablet PCs, with Wi-Fi Internet capability together with advanced phone technology.