Several years ago multimedia on the phone was not such a big thing. Most smartphone users were on the Symbian or Windows Mobile platform and were more interested in light web browsing, keeping themselves organised and connecting to their all important email.
In today’s smartphone world, as more and more users adopt such, there is a growing requirement for features that the user actually wants, so that the device fits more into their daily lifestyle.
There are many operating systems but without doubt Windows Mobile is the strongest and has the greatest flexibility and integration options.
Now depending on who you are, will depend on what you want but most require improved camera’s, display’s and connectivity options.
Connectivity is part and parcel of any serious smartphone available today. WiFi 802.11g and HSDPA has become the standard, even if the UK is still lagging behind in many areas in terms of HSDPA connectivity and speeds.
Unlikely that any device will have a HD display but they are improving. Many have VGA displays now and Samsung have pushed the AMOLED display, which are exceptional.
You would like to view some video footage, capture a photo all on a device that can keep you connected.
So which multimedia smartphone should you choose?
Want to buy now? HTC Touch HD – A cracking device with a 3.8” VGA display, HSDPA, WiFi, 3.5mm audio jack, 5 megapixel camera and fast processor.
Able to wait a couple of weeks? Acer F1 – The best Windows Mobile 6.5 device set to arrive upon launch date. a 3.8” VGA display, a 1GHz processor, WiFi, 3,5mm audio jack, 5 megapixel camera(with autofocus and LED flash) and HSPA connectivity.