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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