A smartphone refers to a cellphone that combines the functions of a regular cellphone with features of a computer.
Smartphones thus not only allow phone conversations and text messaging. They can also be used to take pictures and videos, to surf the web and play music and videos - to name just a few examples. Modern smartphones can be operated by touching the phone's screen.
Digital entrepreneurship has opened up employment avenues for young people on the African continent. A great number of social media influencers are now earning revenue from their content thanks to the internet. One of them is 30-year-old Zimbabwean Luckie Aaroni. Luckie is the founder of BustopTV, an online channel.
The Mobile World Congress, the world's largest mobile communications trade fair, begins today in Barcelona. It opened with a sensation, too; Huawei unveiled its Mate X foldable smartphone, a direct competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Fold.