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