Smartphone sales are driving the cellphone industry, with consumers using them for everything from downloading music and movies to conducting video calls toe-mailing one another.
About 26% of U.S. smartphone owners said in a survey they used Android devices as their primary cellphone in the three months ended in November, compared with 25% using iPhones, comScore said.
In addition, traditional handset makers including Nokia and Motorola have expanded into the smartphone market, and personal computer makers including Acer, Dell and Lenovo now sell smartphones.
The lawsuit comes as Nokia struggles to mount a fightback against Apple in the fast-growing smartphone market as consumers shift from traditional handsets to phones that double as mini computers.
Thanks to smartphone technology, even traditional taxi and limo services are working to get in on the action.
有了近场通讯技术(Near Field Communications)，商家可以立即收到来自顾客的智能手机的反馈，而且这些反馈更加丰富和详尽。
With near field communications ( NFC), feedback from smartphones could be instantaneous, richer and more detailed.
Most worrisome, the playbook launched without the email service that makes its smartphones so attractive to many users.