Here are some tips and advice before you decide to change your mobile phone to a smartphone or PDA phone.
If you often travel abroad or out of town, pick a smartphone with GSM and CDMA instead. Because overseas, You can buy prepaid cards to be installed on your smartphone. You can also use roaming network of Your mobile operator. But if you're more in the country, You can use other alternatives such as CDMA network.
Operating System (Operating System)
Currently available in a variety of operating systems (operating system) for smartphones. Some of them namely, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Android, Linux, Palm OS, and BlackBerry. Each has advantages and special functions. Check carefully any functions that are most suitable and most often use. Almost all operating systems can perform basic functions such as phone, e-mail, web, and SMS/MMS. However there are some specifics, such as the BlackBerry is capable of connecting to the e-mail server and server-specific chat belongs to BlackBerry. If You often use Microsoft products like Windows and Microsoft Office, then you can select the device with the Windows Mobile operating system that you are more accustomed to using it.
Data Rates (Download Speed)
Data speed can also be a special consideration for those of you who often took the data on the Internet or send data via e-mail. Some smartphones offer 3 g data speeds up to HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Package Access) or 5 G's speed reaches 7 times the speed of 3 g. In CDMA network also known as EV-DO.If You subscribe to a package of time based, then the higher data rates, the cheaper the toll bills You for faster download time. Data rates from the lowest to the highest IE (on GSM networks): GPRS, EDGE, 3 g, 3.5 G (HSDPA).
If you often are in the area which provides a free hotspot, then consider buying a smartphone has WiFi facility. With this facility, You can connect to the Internet without burdening Your toll bills. This function is not recommended for smartphone given there have been many cellular networks offering broadband Internet speed such as 3.5 G and EV-DO.
Some smartphones are equipped with a QWERTY keypad, the keypad arrangement of the letter is similar to the arrangement of letters on the keyboard of your computer or laptop. This facility does allow the user to typing on a smartphone, compared to using the numeric keypad or number. If You frequently type, then you fit using QWERTY keypad. But if You just simply call, read e-mail and browsing, a numeric keypad or the numbers are still suitable for You.
Make sure you can move the existing data in the smartphone to the media or other devices with ease. For example, You have to take pictures or portraits are pretty much in your smartphone, and then want to move it to Your computer or laptop or print to the printer. Of course you need a link to another device such as a USB data cable, or via Bluetooth. Therefore make sure that one or more connections to other facilities available on smartphone devices that you will buy.
Check that the amount of internal memory that's available mencukup to the needs of your data. If You feel less, check also whether the smartphone has a slot for external memory to accommodate Your data.
If you often work on documents on your smartphone, then choose the size of the screen (display). The larger screen makes you much easier and comfortable in the process and work on your documents. However that is worthy of note is the large screen size would definitely make the device battery faster. In addition consider also the color depth is shown. The greater the depth of color, then the picture displayed will be more beautiful.
You can also check out the application (software) anything contained in these smartphones. If you often manipulate the document, whether already existing Office application in it (office suite) such as word processing, spreadsheet and other applications. Or if you would like to hear music or watching movies, whether already available good entertainment applications in it.
Corporate Connections (Corporate Connection)
If you are commissioned to provide smartphone to employees in your company then consider Smartphones that can be integrated with the systems in your company. The BlackBerry is widely used for employees of the company as kompabilitasnya to integrate with the e-mail system and the servers within the enterprise.