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Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
Dumbphones: The Have Nots
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  • 1. Dumbphones<br />The HaveNots<br />Image by oits82<br />
  • 2. By Christmas of <br />2011, 1 in 2 <br />Americans will own <br />a smartphone<br />Image by Edlimagno<br />
  • 3. That means half of us may be feeling left out<br />Image by α is for äpΩL †<br />
  • 4. With so many people getting smartphones, why would you not get one?<br />Image by Tizzalicious<br />
  • 5. Data plans are expensive<br />
  • 6. A 500MB data plan on Rogers may cost you an extra $25 a month <br />Image by KittyCanuck<br />
  • 7. To some, 3Ginternet access is essential<br />
  • 8. Unfortunately, this is an energy intensive technology<br />
  • 9. The iPhone 4 battery lasts for 6 hours using 3G<br />Image by oskaline<br />
  • 10. The power requirements of the technology being built into mobile devices is growing at twice the pace of battery-capacity increases<br />Image by Claudio Schwarz<br />
  • 11. We may soon find that our thirst for more power will leave us offline<br />Image by cerfman17<br />
  • 12. 72% of iPhone users have downloaded 10 or more apps<br />Image by mosippy<br />
  • 13. At an average of $5/app,<br />this is an extra $50 that would notbe spent otherwise <br />Image by MusicallySilent<br />
  • 14. In a joint study, it was found that 15 of 30 popular phone applications send users’ geographic location to advertisement servers<br />Image by Dave<br />
  • 15. The same study found that 7 of these 30 applications sent your unique phone identifier, your phone number, and SIM card serial number to developers<br />Image by Dirty Clint 357<br />
  • 16. But how well can you <br />concentrate?<br />
  • 17. Many students find themselves or their peers checking Facebook or playing games on their smartphones <br />in class<br />Image by lennox_mcdough<br />
  • 18. Who knows how many people are checking Facebook at the wheel<br />Image by kaysha<br />
  • 19. It is clear that smartphones do not come without their not-so-smart issues<br />Image by frenzypic<br />
  • 20. The next time you feel left out for not having a smartphone, remember that sometimes that may be the smarter option<br />Image chopr<br />
  • 21. Works Cited<br />http://www.pcworld.com/article/228189/why_your_smartphone_battery_sucks.html<br />http://gigaom.com/2010/03/26/1-in-2-americans-will-have-a-smartphone-by-christmas-2011/<br />http://www.rogers.com/web/Rogers.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=WLRS_Plans<br />http://omnego.com/mobile-research/115<br />All images are licensed under the Creative Commons Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced from flickr<br />

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