GPS Tracker is an electronic device which works with together with a GPS Receiver and appropriate software. GPS Satellites provide the location to the GPS Tracker in terms of Latitude and Longitude values. Accuracy of the location identified by the GPS Tracker depends on the hardware and software used. Tracking Vehicles, Kids, Pets & People are few of the common uses of GPS Trackers. Now a days lots of Mobile Phones and Tablets do have GPS embedded in them which can be controlled by the Mobile Software or even by 3rd party Software Utilities. As the electronic chips and other devices of the GPS tracker uses electricity, mobile and tablet owners prefer to switch off the GPS functionality when not in use.
As said in the paragraph above, fully functional GPS tracking is accomplished by combination of Software and Hardware Devices. A Simple Vehicle GPS Tracker like TK 103 with battery backup is a good example of GPS Tracker for vehicles. The GPS Tracker TK 103 receives GPS Location from GPS Satellites and sends out the Latitude and Longitude information to either the configurable website specified by IP Address and port or send out the GPS Location to a configured Mobile Number as an SMS. The GPS Tracker Software for Android is a good example of an Android App which receives and presents the GPS Location received on Google Maps and also allows to control vehicle electronics by sending out SMS Commands. There is another mode in which the GPS Tracker works and that is by using GPRS communication to a Configurable Server providing the user to track the GPS Locator online using Internet. Many GPS Trackers store the GPS Locations in their memory and later allows users to download the GPS Location map to computer and view the location and other information on the computer.
There are various types of costs involved in running a GPS Tracker depending on what you wish to accomplish with the GPS Tracker. In case you want realtime location tracking from the GPS Tracker, you need to pay for the communication between the GPS Tracker and yourself. Real Time GPS Trackers are mostly made to communicate using in either Telephone Mode or in Web Mode. In Telephone Mode, you would need to pay for the communication initiated by the GPS Tracker in the form of SMS or voice calling. In case a GPS Tracker allows you to hear voice near the Microphone embedded in the GPS Tracker, you would be able to dial to the GPS Tracker and hear voice and of-course your standard mobile call charges will apply. On the other hand when using a GPS Tracker in Web mode, you would need to pay for the GPRS communication between the GPS Tracker and Internet. Depending on your Online GPS Tracker Website, you may be required to pay for using the Online Tracking of Single or Multiple GPS Trackers as well. You can even get a custom made GPS Tracker Software to match your requirements and of-course there will be applicable charges for that as well. Given below is the list of tasks included in a complete GPS Tracking Solution. Depending on your usage of the GPS functionality, one or multiple given below GPS related tasks are performed.
- Electricity Consumption – GPS Trackers need electricity to run and are powered by inbuilt rechargeable battery, battery of vehicle or even using a AC to DC Adapter.
- Location from GPS Satellites : This is Free Service and end user is not supposed to pay money for this. United States Government upgraded their GPS Satellites for military use and released the service of old GPS Satellites to public for free use as per the knowledge of the author of this post.
- Tracking Information from the GPS Tracker to Website for Online Tracking needs GPRS Settings and additional IP Address and Port Settings to be done for the GPS Tracker. The GPRS charges are applied to the SIM Card Owner by the Mobile Operator.
- SMS Message from GPS Tracker to End User’s Mobile is supported by many Real Time GPS Trackers. Lots of Mobile Operators do sell bulk SMS packages specifically to be used in GPS Trackers.
- Website providing online tracking information may charge it’s customers on an annual or one time fees. Many Companies Selling GPS Trackers provide Free Online Tracking and identify the GPS Tracker using IMEI Number of the GPS Tracker.
Tracking of GPS Tracker Online is easy and provided platform independence. Effectively whether you do have an Android Tablet, Windows / Linux Computer or even a Macintosh, you can access the information provided by the GPS Tracker. Websites offering real time tracking many times provide SMS or Telephone Alerts in case the GPS Tracker moves out of it’s configured boundary. Controlling the GPS Tracker(s) with Android, Windows or Linux Mobile or Tablet can be more accurate and reliable and has less dependencies as compared to online tracking of the GPS tracking. Hope you have a better understanding of how GPS Tracker works providing you real time or stored route and location information. Yes there is lots more in this GPS technology but this brief post should give you an idea of what technologies work together in a simple real time GPS tracking solution, what charges are applicable for using a GPS Tracker, etc. Feel free to browse through other pages of this website which will give you more GPS related information.
SMS or Short Messaging Service is a really useful functionality of Mobiles / tablets. This SMS Counter Application has been designed for Android Mobile or Tablets to count number of SMS Messages received. This SMS Counter Application has a simple and easy to use user interface and presents an easy way to count sms messages received. SMS messages are used in commercial applications as well such as GPS Tracking , Computer Control by SMS and other automation helpers which employ the usage of SMS messages to communicate. This nifty application can monitor incoming messages and store a record of incoming messages count. The Main Screen of the SMS Counter running on an Android Phone with latest Android Version 4.2 (Jelly Bean) is displayed below.
This SMS Counter can be really useful to track how many messages you have received on your Android. As displayed in the above screenshot, the main screen of the SMS counter displays number of SMS messages received. Other useful features of the application include a quick and easy way to launch Native Messaging Android Application to send or receive sms messages. You can even launch the Android Messaging from the Action Bar at the top which depending on size of your Android Phone or Tablet screen will automatically display various useful menu commands or just menu items for you to launch Messaging, visit the developer’s website or even to close the application. Download this SMS Counter Application on your Android Mobile or Tablet and let this software count the incoming messages. Whether you want to track of messages sent by GPS Tracker in response to your queries, to track how many sms messages you have read in a given period of time or anything else. You can even reset the SMS counter statistics in this Android Software. In case you are looking for a SMS Counter for your tablet, have a look at the screenshot of SMS Counter captured on an Android Tablet with 1280 x 720 display resolution.
Next version of this SMS Counter application will allow you to monitor incoming MMS messages as well. Grouping the count of SMS Messages by Sender’s Name / Telephone Number and other features are on the way as well. In case you would like to have some specific application built for Android which combines the power of telephony, sms , mms or anything else on an Android Phone or Tablet, all you need to do is contact the software developers of the application. Hope you find this SMS Counter Application useful and easy to use.
In order to Track vehicles with GPS Tracker installed, Android Software Applications are the best. Lots of Android Tablets and Phones do have Telephony and SMS Capabilities, they do even have the GPS functionality which make them perfect devices to track any vehicles with GPS turned ON. This post presents a GPS Tracking Software for Android which controls GPS Tracker device by sending SMS commands and presents an easy to use graphical user interface. Many GPS Tracking devices come with manual and with online tracking software in a bundled CD. Reading and understanding GPS Tracker manual can be really difficult to understand and remember.
The GPS Tracker Software presented here is a GPS Tracker Software for TK 103 – A and works with TK 103 – B Models of GPS Tracker. The TK 103 GPS Tracker allows you to control your vehicle by sending SMS commands. The TK 103 do ships with a manual which has all the commands listed. In case you do have an Android Phone or Tablet with SIM card functionality, you can use this GPS Tracker Software to control your vehicle with easy to use graphical user interface. The given below screenshot of the GPS Tracker Software displays the Tracker Software Enabling Oil and Electric supply to the vehicle. Similar interface is presented for carrying out other commands and you do not need to worry about the SMS format in which the command is sent. Click on the image below to view the full screenshot of the Android GPS Tracker Software. Yes there is a SMS Counter built in to track how many requests were sent to the GPS tracker and how many time the GPS Tracker has responded to your phone. Whether you are using a Pre paid or Post – Paid SIM Card with the GPS Tracker or with your Android Tablet, this GPS Tracker Software will keep track of all the SMS Messages sent by the software and also count of all the SMS Messages received by the Software from the SIM Card Number of the GPS Tracker.
The TK 103 GPS Software allows you to send various commands to the GPS Tracker. Given below is the list of all the commands supported by this TK 103 Android Software and more commands will be added in the future.
- Query Status of the TK 103 GPS Tracker to know current power status, battery level, whether GPRS is turned ON or Off and whether GPS Signal is available or not. When querying for the GPS Status, you need to remember that in order to save bettery power, the TK 103 turns off the GPS Receiver and when it receives a command related to GPS , it turns on the GPS and carries out the GPS command. Effectively if you have not sent a GPS command to the TK 103 GPS Tracker for lon, it would be a good idea to query the status of the GPS Tracker using this Android Software, two times to gte exact status of GPS.
- Query Street Address of the Location where the TK 103 is located. Querying Address takes a little more time as compared to other commands, as the TK 103 has to check for GPS Location and then query GPRS for getting the Location. Yes you would need to configure the GPRS Settings like APN, Usre Name and Password in order for GPRS to get address of the TK 103 GPS Tracker.
- Switch between Track Mode and Monitor Mode. When you switch the TK 103 to Monitor Mode, you can call the SIM Number of the GPS Tracker to listen to the voice from the Microphone of the TK 103. On the other hand when you switch TK 103 to Tracker Mode, you would be able to call the SIM Number of the GPS Tracker and get the GPS co-ordinates by SMS.
- Turn On or Off Oil and Electric Power Supply with TK 103 supplied electronic components. The Android Software presented here simply sends SMS command to switch Oil and Electric Supply ON / Off, it is your responsibility to properly connect TK 103 with your vehicle.
- Configure APN for the TK 103 GPS Tracker for communicating with Internet to get Address of the GPS Co-Ordinates pointed by the TK 103 GPS. This Android Software allows you to configure APN, APN User Name and APN Password using an easy to use Graphical User Interface.
- Reset GPS and GSM Modules of the TK 103 GPS Tracker. This can be really useful if you are not sure of what settings are present in the TK 103. Remember that this Reset Command Sent to the TK 103 GPS Tracker does not resets the password.
- Change Password of the TK 103 GPS Tracker by specifying a new password. This is an important functionality and hence this Android Software, launches Messaging feature of Android with prefilled SMS Message and Number and all you need to do is simply press the Send button to change the password of the TK 103 GPS Tracker.
- Call SIM of TK 103 with a simple button press. TK 103 requires you to call it 10 times to make your SIM Number as authorized number for TK 103 commands.
- Locate your Position with GPS Module in your GPS Enabled Tablet or Mobile on Google Maps. This can be helpful when you are in an unknown location and you want to find your way to your TK 103 GPS Tracker or to any other location using Google Maps.
- Enable or Disable SMS Delievery Report for SMS Requests Sent to the TK 103 GPS Tracker. When you have enabled the delivery report option, this Android Software will inform you whether the TK 103 has received your request or Not. Some Mobile Opearirs charge money for sending you Delievery Report and some do not and hence this GPS Tracker software allows you to switch on / off the delievery report for the SMS requests sent to the TK 103 GPS Tracker
Yes there are many other commands supported by TK 103 GPS Tracker and new commands are being added to this Android Software. This Android Software communicates with TK 103 as specified by the manual of the GPS Tracker and presents an easy to follow user interface. It is always best idea to test the functionality multiple times to understand the software and hardware implications. Depending on your Mobile Operator you may be charged for Sending SMS Requests. Many Mobile Operators sell GPS Pack offering free SMS Messages when you topup your mobile for some specific amount. This GPS Tracker Software works on Android Honeycomb onward and requires your Tablet / Mobile to have the SMS Sending and Phone Dialing Capabilities. You can get a Custom GPS Software for Android in case you are using some other GPS Tracker Model. Please do mention your Android Operating System Name and GPS Tracker Model Number / Company Name when querying for custom made GPS Software.
Wanna Control Android Box or a Windows Computer with a wireless device combining the power of Keyboard and Mouse. Yes this Wireless Keyboard & Mouse provides you quick way to type on Android or Windows Screen, Mouse Mouse Cursor Around, do Left and Right Clicks and lots more. You can even shutdown your controlled Android or PC with a Shutdown button available on the Wireless keyboard presented here. This electronic device has a trackpad like laptops have and QWERTY Keyboard as displayed below to provide input to an Android Box or even to a Windows Computer.
The Wireless dongle in the screenshot above draws power from the USB interface. Once connected to a Windows Computer or to a Android Box, you do not need to worry about it’s battery. On the other hand the wireless keyboard needs batteries. As the power consumption of this wireless device is low, the batteries will work for long. Have a close look at the above screenshot and note that there are 12 function keys, Shift Key, Ctrl Key, Enter Key, Tab Key, delete Key and other keys apart from the A to Z keys. Note that on the left hand side of the wireless keyboard, there are two buttons with mouse icons printed on them. These Mouse Buttons are for doing Left and Right Clicks on to the Android Box or on TV. On Android Box, the Right Click, simulates the back button and on Windows the functionality of Right Mouse Click depends on the active software window.
This is a really useful electronic device allowing you full control over your Windows Computer or for your Android Box. Please do contact us by writing an email at email@example.com to check the price and availability of the device. We have not tested this wireless device on Linux and Macintosh, however we will be doing the tests soon and will post a new post on this blog to share our findings. This Wireless Keyboard & Mouse is not infrared controlled and hence, you can sit anywhere nearby to the controlled Television Set or Windows Computer and control them with this unique wireless electronic device.
Running Android on your HDMI TV is now really easy and quick with Google TV Electronic Gadget. Yes you can run Android on your TV, Control Android with Mouse & Keyboard in wired or wireless way. Android is now a days built into so many electronic devices like Mobiles, Cameras, GPS Devices and there are expensive Television Sets available with inbuilt Android with which you can browse Internet, Play Games, Listen to Songs and lots of other things that a Mobile Device or a Tablet provides. The Screen Resolution offered by this Android Portable Device is also sufficient for games, video play and other stuff. The given below screenshot displays Android on a Computer Monitor running Android 4.0.
As the above screenshot displays, Android is running on a Dell 24 inch Monitor. The Android Box presented here is connected to the 24 inch Dell Monitor with a HDMI Cable as displayed below. Also the wires of Speakers are connected to the Monitor’s Audio Output Plug. Yes this way the Android on TV can play video and audio within built in audio player. The Android Box is powered by a Cable which is currently connected to a Computer. You do not need to connect the Android to Computer as long as you do have an alternative power adapter to power the Android Box. There is no cable apart from the power cable connected to any Computer.
Now in order to interact with this Android running on your TV, you have wired and wireless options. You can simply connect a traditional Mouse and Keyboard to this Android Box and use it just like you use a normal Computer. Author of this post connected wired mouse (as displayed in the screenshot below) and connected a Macintosh Keyboard and yes all was working fine. Author of this post was able to type with Keyboard & Move the Mouse Cursor, use the Scroll Wheel of the Mouse on the Android Box(Note that Mouse Cursor is normally Not Visible on Android Mobile Phones and Tablets) and do mouse clicks just like on a normal computer.
In case you would to have a wireless solution, you can connect wireless Keyboard and Mouse as well. The Wireless Keyboard & Mouse were connected to this Android Box using a Wireless USB Receiver on the USB Port available on this Android Box. The Wireless Keyboard & Mouse connected to this Android Box was plugged with battery cells. The screenshot below displays the wireless keyboard & mouse connected to the Android Box. Another important aspect of the wireless keyboard and mouse is that you do not need to point it in a particular direction and you can use it from anywhere within a particular room.
The Wireless Keyboard & Mouse Connected to the Android Box as displayed above can also be connected to a Windows Computer. Author has not tested the wireless keyboard & mouse on other operating systems such as Linux and Macintosh till date. Data transfer to and from this Android Box can be done using USB Memory Stick, Micro SD Card or using Wireless Network Connection Available. With lots of connectivity options, good display resolution, Internet Connectivity using Wireless Network, Google Play Store ( To download .apk files and install them to extend the features of this Android Box) and other features of this Android Box makes your TV even more useful and fun.
You can now run Android on your Television with HDMI Connection available. Buy this Android Box by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org for price and availability check. We only send Android Box using shipping companies providing online tracking. Please do ask us any question, that you might have about this Android Box. This Android Box does not have GPS functionality and neither this can capture photographs or videos. Bluetooth GPS might be a possibility, but it has not been checked as of this writing.
When you want to track vehicles or anything else with a GPS device, using a Dual SIM Card GPS Tracker can be the safest way to appropriately track. In many countries Range of GSM or CDMA Network can fail in remote areas and a Dual SIM Card GPS Tracker tries it’s best to send you GPS Co-ordinates of the tracked vehicle or anything else using either of the SIM Cards. The Dual SIM Card Tracker is a hardware device which tries to connect to the second network when it cannot connect to the first network. In case you are using pre-paid SIM Cards in the GPS Tracker or even Post Paid SIM Cards, sending of SMS by any SIM Card can fail due to many reasons. Using Dual SIM Cards for tracking Vehicles adds an extra layer of security.
In case you do have a Dual SIM Card Android / Nokia Phone or Tablet which does has the functionality of GPS or is connected to GPS using Bluetooth, you can convert your Mobile or Tablet to a Dual SIM Card GPS Tracker. GPS chips inside Mobiles / Tablets are small electronic chips but yes they do consume electricity and in case you need to track anything using GPS tracking system, you must make sure that your Dual SIM Card GPS Tracker has enough power to sustain the tracking throughout the journey. The Dual SIM Card GPS Tracker as displayed above needs to be connected to the battery or the vehicle to ensure that enough power to the GPS Tracker is available even when the vehicle is turned off. When using Mobile or Tablet as a Dual SIM Card GPS Tracker, you need to make sure that enough power is available for the mobile / tablet and both SIM Cards have enough money in them so that they can send you the GPS Locations by SMS.
Just Like Mobile Phones and Tablets, many GPS Trackers do have rechargeable battery built inside them so that the GPS device does not fails in sending the GPS Location reliably. Reliability is one of the most important aspect when using GPS Tracking Systems and using a Dual SIM GPS Tracker just adds an extra bit of protection so as to avoid unforeseen circumstances. Appropriate Software also plays a major role in the success of the GPS Tracking System. In case this all sounds complicated, you can get Complete GPS Solution containing appropriate hardware, software and related documents, just designed for you.
Tracking anything with GPS needs hardware and software support. Once you do have a GPS Enabled Mobile or Tablet, you can use it as a GPS Tracker. Google Play has lots of GPS Applications for Android including Online / Offline Maps with Voice Navigation Support, GPS Speedometers, GPS Tracking Software which can store your GPS co-ordinates, Google Tracks with similar functionality and lots more. Yes you can even get a custom made GPS Software Application as there are lots of software companies out there which can deliver whatever functionality you need. Whether you want your Android Mobile or Tablet to send you SMS Messages automatically at configurable duration, SMS Reply when SMS Received from a specific mobile number with pre-defined SMS commands and much more.
GPS Functionality when combined with SMS can be a real GPS Tracker allowing you to track almost anything on other Android, Windows, Macintosh, Nokia or even on an iOS device. There are even Mini Android Devices available which can directly be connected to your Display Monitor to HDMI Port on which you can run any Android Applications. Yes possibilities with Android Software Applications are unlimited. All you need to have is a vision of what you need and rest all can be taken care by Custom Android Software Developers. Yes Programming Android Devices is not a difficult task and is done with free software and Android SDK provided by Google, however by hiring Android Software Developers, you can concentrate on the requirements instead on the implementation.
GPS Software Applications for Android are really vast and with appropriate selection of the available software you can easily make out the best GPS tracker using Android powered devices. Lots of professional grade hardware devices do use Android and they do charge you a good amount of money. Carrying a GPS Device for listening to songs is not practical, but carrying a Mobile or Tablet with yourself can be easy and practical as well. Delve into the world of Android, make up your own best GPS Tracker or hire Android Application Developers to get for yourself a custom made GPS Tracking Solution. Whether you need to track Vehicles with GPS, Track Pets with GPS Devices or even your Luggage, there is an appropriate GPS Solution waiting for you to select and use.
GPS Devices are used to track location, navigate and for various other purposes. When using a GPS Enabled Device for navigation, you do need appropriate maps with optional voice navigation. In case you do have already a GPS Enabled Mobile Phone or Tablet and you do not want to spend money on buying a new GPS Device, you can download free offline maps or even buy offline maps for your mobile phone or for your tablet. Android Users can use Google Navigation tool to navigate through roads with voice navigation.
For Android Users, Google allows you to download offline maps on your Android Device by specifying a specific region of your desired country. Offline Maps can be of real help, when you do not want to spend money on transferring large data by paying your Mobile Company for 2G, 3G or 4G data connection. In case you do have access to a Wireless Network, you can download Google Maps for offline usage and once downloaded, you would not need data connection with your mobile operator to navigate using the GPS and Maps installed on your Android Phone.
Many tablets do not provide the functionality of inserting SIM Card and for such Tablet Users, the Offline Maps of Google can be of real help. Whether your Tablet does have the GPS functionality or not, the Offline Maps can really be of help when visiting an unknown location. Yes there are many other free and paid alternatives to Google Offline Maps. Sygic offers inexpensive offline maps for lots of countries and offers a 7 day free trial as well. On the other hand Navmii offers for offline Maps with GPS Navigation facilities as well.
Tracking Vehicles with GPS Systems is now a days really popular. There are many ways in which you can track vehicles with available GPS Satellites. You can track vehicles on your Windows Computer, On your Android Mobile or Tablet device, with Macintosh Computer, an iOS Device or even with simple basic Mobile Phone using SMS Messages. There are many different parts in a complete GPS Solution and depending on your requirements and availability, and your budget you can select the best options and have your vehicle(s) tracked.
You can even get a custom made GPS Solution designed as per your needs, as there are two different kinds of payments required for every GPS System. A Custom built GPS Solution can provide you exactly what you need instead of trying to customize your requirements. A GPS Solution includes lots of technologies working together to give you complete Car, Truck or other Vehicle Tracking System. For tracking a Vehicle, you need to put a GPS Electronic device which can receive GPS Signals from the Satellites orbiting across the earth and it needs to have a mechanism to communicate the vehicle location to you using either GSM or CDMA Network by either sending SMS Messages or by connecting to the internet. Now the Electronic Device which send out Vehicle Location can be a Car Tracker, Mobile, Tablet or any other device which can send you Vehicle Location and must have the GPS functionality. There are Software & Hardware Solutions available for sending out GPS Locations with SMS or by Internet.
Once you do have an electronic device which can send you GPS Location of the vehicle on which it is mounted, you would need a way to view the received information. You can view the received vehicle location on a Windows Computer, an Android Phone / Tablet, a Nokia Phone or on a Macintosh Device such as iPhone, iPad , etc. Yes you would need an appropriate software / hardware to view and optionally control your vehicle. Now a days various electronic devices are available which can allow you to control vehicle remotely by sending SMS messages. Vehicle Tracking with GPS can give you sense of security and peace of mind about your vehicle location. Tracking vehicles with GPS can also be useful when your vehicle is going out of city or to an unknown location.
Mobile phones have become really sophisticated now a days and with the evolution of new technologies, it can be really hard to decide on which mobile to buy , what to look for in a mobile and how much spending is enough on a mobile phone.
Yes advertisements play a significant role and even if you do have enough money to buy the very latest mobile phone, even then you might need to understand various terminologies of a mobile phone in order to fully utilize it.
In case you are not aware of technologies, you might end up in have a brilliant mobile phone , need for that and you might find yourself struggling with various menu options of your mobile phone. This blog post tries to highlight few of mobile related terms, usages, etc. This post will not talk about mobile history or how mobiles evolved, comparison of mobiles , etc. This post will just talk about various terms worth knowing now a days.
Mobile GPS : This is a technology in various mobile phones which can help you identify your location on earth. A Mobile Phone with GPS hardware and appropriate software can identify you location, guide you to appropriate path & tell your speed. A Mobile which has GPS in it comes with an appropriate software and maps to help you navigate to your desired location. OVI Maps, Google Maps, Bing Maps are few such examples which can be used on a mobile phone with appropriate software.
Mobile Camera : Mobile Camera is now a days available in mobile phones for clicking still images and to capture video. Depending on Mobile Phone Model, it can have a front camera, a back camera, either one of them or none of them. Nokia N8 has two camera out of which the front camera is a low resolution camera and the backside camera is high resolution camera. Resolution refers to the maximum size of the still image that can be captured in pixels. A Camera which can click an image of maximum width of 640 pixels and height of 480 pixels will be termed as 0.3 Mega Pixel.
Touch Screen : Mobile phones now a days have touch screen onto which you can click with a small plastic stick or with finger. A Mobile Phone which supports Touch Screen may or may not provide keypad. Nokia N8 has a touch screen and does not have a keypad, so for doing most of the work in the mobile phone, you must tap on the mobile phone screen using finger or some semi hard substance.
Mobile Compass : Many mobile phones have embedded Compass hardware which can be used to point out direction. Or in other words the compass can be used to figure out where is North, South, East and West. There are lots of free software applications available on net which can be downloaded onto your mobile phone and can be launched to view a wonderful compass on your mobile screen.
Keypad or Mobile Phone : There are various types of Keypads available in mobile phones now a days. QWERTY Keypad has buttons as on a computer keyboard and you will find button for every alphabet, another type of keypad popular is a keypad in which there is a single button for every 3 alphabets. Keypads can be sliding or can be sort of fixed and visible always.
Internet On Mobile : Many Mobile phones can be used to surf internet on mobile and various mobile phones also allow you to use the mobile phone as modem and connect your computer to internet using mobile connectivity to internet. LG Gx 200, Nokia N8 and various other mobile phones allow the mobile phone to be used as modem. Various Mobile phones allow connecting to 2G and 3G mobile networks. A Mobile which allows connecting to #G network will support 2G network as well but vice versa may not be true.
Mobile Bluetooth : Bluetooth in Mobile Phones allow connectivity and data sharing between mobile phones. A USB Bluetooth connector can be attached to a computer as well to transfer data between mobile phone and a computer.
USB Connectivity : Many Mobiles allow connecting a cable to the mobile phone with other end having a USB port to be connected to a computer. Many mobile phones also allow charging of mobile phones using the USB cable. Data transfer using a USB cable between mobile phone and a computer can be significantly faster than transferring data using Bluetooth.
Yes there is lots more in mobile phones and always evolving software applications for mobile phones keep on adding more and more usability to the mobile phones. To name a few there are tons of free / trial applications for mobile phones such as Games, Office Applications, Utilities, Various Browsers and many more.