Today, you as a sophisticated user of new-age technology need to update yourself on the latest computer technology. It makes sense for you to be aware of the latest devices, such as netbooks, smartphones, and other breakthroughs in computer and mobile technology that you can use while on move. You as a mobile user need to make choice on smartphones as per your taste and suitability. You can start your search for your smartphone by visiting a good online free computer forum. A competent computer forum’s website today has important computer-related news across all domains.You may wonder what makes a smartphone different from phones such as your landline connection or usual mobile phones that you have been using over the years. A smartphone is a mobile phone that gives you smart features you might otherwise find only on your computer. The earliest smart phone models were actually little more than a mobile tacked onto a PDA. Now, Apple iPhone has really caught the attention of everyone. But Smartphones have been around for much longer than that. As with netbooks and laptops, smartphones are now available with a variety of operating systems. This in turn affects the computer applications you can use.Today, Microsoft Windows Mobile is the most common smartphone operating system. You will find it on a large variety of devices. Apple makes both the iPhone hardware and the operating system that it runs on. Google also now offers a smartphone operating system, Android. However, like Microsoft, it does not make the hardware. Therefore, you will need to go for the likes of Motorola and HTC for an Android-powered smartphone.Nokia is also maker of smartphones. It supplies its own Symbian operating system with it. Nokia has avoided glossy touch-screens so far for its smartphone output. However, it is clearly a mobile technology whose time has come for the finicky Finns.The 5800 XpressMusic by Nokia is its first handset that not only have a touch-sensitive display, but also does away with a keypad altogether. Nokia understands the choice of consumers for finger-friendly smartphones and competition from other manufacturers to deliver the same. This is the reason why they have now come up with more finger-friendly Nokia 5800 Xpress Music series.Skype, after launching Symbian Client for S60v5 devices, has now introduced for its client fresh Symbian client devices. However, one of the drawback of the Symbian client is that is works only on 3G and WiFi. The main features of Skype for Symbian are that it makes free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world. As the calls and texts are available on low rates, it saves a lot of money. It has the facility that allows you to send and receive instant messages to and from individuals or groups. With it, sharing of pictures, videos and other files is at a touch of your fingertips. You can also receive calls to your online number. You just need to see when Skype contacts are online and available to IM or call. You can easily import numbers and names from the smartphone address book.Today, you as a buyer of a new smartphone have high expectations. Today, your expectations are met by many smarter models that do give you a value for your dollar spent. You as a buyer of smartphone can consult your tech help expert at your computer forum for a model that meets your expectations the most.