Multifunctional- having ability to do many different things using the same devise.
Picture resolution – refers to the quality and detail that can be shown on the screen of the mobile. Higher the resolution, the better the quality of the image displayed on screen. It’s measured in pixels. Camera resolution – The amount of detail that the camera picks up in one picture. The higher the resolution the more detail the camera picks up but this means the picture files can be very big. The resolution is measured in mega pixels (MP).
Smart phone is an example of a multifunctional devise.
Withhold- other person cannot see your number when you make a phone call.
For security you can have a lock set up on the phone to prevent unauthorised access.
If you register your phone and it gets stolen you can report it to your network provider. They can block the phone making it unusable.
SD and SDHC cards – Secure Digital cards are one type of flash memory card which store up to 2GB of data.
Secure digital high capacity (SDHC) cards are another type of flash memory card and they are ideal for video cameras because they can store up to 32GB of data.
File format – the particular code that a file is stored in. Different software and devises use different formats which can cause problems if a devise cannot decode the information.
Compatible- the ability of a devise to communicate and share information with another devise.
Bluetooth – allows the exchange of data over short distances from fixed and mobile devises. In order for devises to communicate they must be able to understand the Bluetooth rules (protocols).
Wi-Fi - wireless fidelity. It is similar to Bluetooth in that it is used to exchange data but the signals can travel further distances.
Storage capacity- the amount of space the phone has in its internal memory to store applications, pictures, sounds, videos, etc. This is measured in gigabytes (GB).
Memory card – a secondary storage device that allows users to store backup, copy and remove their files. Users can choose an appropriate card size according what they are using them for. Different devises have different size and shape memory cards. SD or SDHC cards are commonly used but there are others. Memory card size is measured in gigabytes.
Video and music players are a standard feature of many phones. The music and video files are stored in different formats e.g. MP3 and WAV for music and MP4, 3GP, AVI for video. Different phones allow you to play different file formats which may or may not be compatible with your computer.
To connect to the internet or share information to other phones, mobile phones need to be able to send and receive signals. As the phone is a mobile devise it needs to connect wirelessly. Most common ways of connecting a devises e.g. computers, phones and routers to each other are Bluetooth and WIFI.
To access online email accounts your phone needs to support POP3 or IMAP4. POP3 allows you to download you inbox and IMAP4 allows you to view your entire inbox and subfolders. In order to communicate effectively the devises need to be compatible.
Mobile phones operate on different frequencies in different countries. To be able to connect with a phone on a different frequency, the phone needs to be able to receive one or more frequencies. A phone can be: * Dual band- picking up 2 frequencies * Tri band- picking up 3 frequencies * Quad band- picking up 4 frequencies. Can use this phone in 5 different continents
Global positioning system (GPS)- a navigational system used in many devices which gives current location directions from current location to specified destination and distance from current location to specified destination using signals from satellites.
Assisted GPS is a technology that has been built into mobile phones. When the signal between a mobile phone