Cell Phones and Other Useful Gadgets An  overview of new features  and add-ons for all  the latest pocket-stuffers.
You’re Going to Need More Pockets  <ul><li>Phones  </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 Players </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated PDA (Handspr...
Times, They Are A’Changin’ <ul><li>[Teenagers’] thumb dexterity has improved so much that some teenagers now point and eve...
Times, They Are A’Changin’ <ul><li>Can you figure out these text messages: </li></ul><ul><li>I 1ly av Iyz 4U  </li></ul><u...
Times, They Are A’Changin’ <ul><li>Japan is introducing cell phones with smart cash chips; you pay for purchases by waving...
Let’s Play Cell Phone JEOPARDY!!!! <ul><li>The person who answers the most questions correctly wins 1 MILLION DALLARS! </l...
1. What does cell phone number portability mean? A:  I can take my phone on board a ship and use it at different ports B: ...
2. What percent of cell phone users switched carriers in 2003? A:  37% B:  68% C:  9%
3. Which cell phone provider has the highest customer satisfaction? A:  T-Mobile B:  Cingular C:  Verizon Wireless
4. Which cell phone provider has the highest share of the market? A:  AT&T Wireless B:  Nextel C:  Verizon Wireless
<ul><li>And the answers are: </li></ul><ul><li>1   -   B:  My phone number can be re-used by me after I switch to another ...
Things to Think About: Attributes <ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Shape (clamshell, thin profile, swivel, slider) </li></ul...
Things to Think About: Features <ul><li>Text (SMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Internet (3G) </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Dialin...
Things to Think About: Plans <ul><li>Coverage  </li></ul><ul><li>Length of service / Evaluation Period / Cost of Cancellat...
Ringtones for phones <ul><li>Nokia, Sprint PCS, Motorola, Sony & Ericsson phones have this feature </li></ul><ul><li>Not a...
Phone/PDA <ul><li>Combines Phone and PDA features </li></ul><ul><li>Small screens can be annoying </li></ul><ul><li>Look f...
Cell Phone Nirvana <ul><li>All-in-one device vs… </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ringing. How do I answer it? </li></ul>
MP3 players – what are they? <ul><li>Name comes from type of file (MPEG), audio layer three – MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Key to...
Blackberry devices <ul><li>BlackBerry 7780™ features:   </li></ul><ul><li>Phone, email, SMS, browser and organizer applica...
So what’s a BlackBerry? <ul><li>Better question – what isn’t it (the list is probably shorter) </li></ul><ul><li>Single, i...
Meet Bridget <ul><li>iQue 3600 features: </li></ul><ul><li>Fully functional Palm handheld (calendar, contacts, MP3s, etc.)...
USB Drives <ul><li>For storing and transferring files, MP3s, photos, applications </li></ul><ul><li>Use in any (less than ...
Resources <ul><li>http://www.cnet.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://cellphones.about.com/   (Take the cell phone test) </li></...
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  1. 1. Cell Phones and Other Useful Gadgets An overview of new features and add-ons for all the latest pocket-stuffers.
  2. 2. You’re Going to Need More Pockets <ul><li>Phones </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 Players </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated PDA (Handspring) </li></ul><ul><li>Blackberry </li></ul><ul><li>Garmins and GPS systems </li></ul><ul><li>USB Drive </li></ul>
  3. 3. Times, They Are A’Changin’ <ul><li>[Teenagers’] thumb dexterity has improved so much that some teenagers now point and even ring doorbells with their thumb instead of their forefinger. The use of these two-way text messaging devices has also resulted in &quot;generation text,&quot; a language of abbreviations that is understood by the young all over the world. -- On the Mobile, Motorola report on cell phone use </li></ul>
  4. 4. Times, They Are A’Changin’ <ul><li>Can you figure out these text messages: </li></ul><ul><li>I 1ly av Iyz 4U </li></ul><ul><li>Dis msg wz sent exclusively 4 D hansom n D btifl. We av obviously sent it 2 D rong No. </li></ul><ul><li>TaK my advC , I dnt Uz it Nyway </li></ul>
  5. 5. Times, They Are A’Changin’ <ul><li>Japan is introducing cell phones with smart cash chips; you pay for purchases by waving the phone close to a sensor. </li></ul><ul><li>“Text your vote to…” </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless coffee shops, bookstores, etc. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Let’s Play Cell Phone JEOPARDY!!!! <ul><li>The person who answers the most questions correctly wins 1 MILLION DALLARS! </li></ul><ul><li>Winners must be present to collect their prize! </li></ul><ul><li>READY??? </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1. What does cell phone number portability mean? A: I can take my phone on board a ship and use it at different ports B: My phone number can be re-used by me after I switch to another carrier C: Say what?
  8. 8. 2. What percent of cell phone users switched carriers in 2003? A: 37% B: 68% C: 9%
  9. 9. 3. Which cell phone provider has the highest customer satisfaction? A: T-Mobile B: Cingular C: Verizon Wireless
  10. 10. 4. Which cell phone provider has the highest share of the market? A: AT&T Wireless B: Nextel C: Verizon Wireless
  11. 11. <ul><li>And the answers are: </li></ul><ul><li>1 - B: My phone number can be re-used by me after I switch to another carrier </li></ul><ul><li>- A: 37% </li></ul><ul><li>- C: Verizon Wireless </li></ul><ul><li>- C: Verizon Wireless </li></ul>
  12. 12. Things to Think About: Attributes <ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><li>Shape (clamshell, thin profile, swivel, slider) </li></ul><ul><li>Durability </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use </li></ul><ul><li>Color/screen size </li></ul><ul><li>Battery life/options </li></ul><ul><li>Disposable? </li></ul>
  13. 13. Things to Think About: Features <ul><li>Text (SMS) </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless Internet (3G) </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Dialing </li></ul><ul><li>MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Ringtones </li></ul><ul><li>Push-to-talk </li></ul><ul><li>Games </li></ul><ul><li>Photo/Video </li></ul><ul><li>Headsets (Bluetooth) </li></ul><ul><li>Chargers </li></ul>
  14. 14. Things to Think About: Plans <ul><li>Coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Length of service / Evaluation Period / Cost of Cancellation </li></ul><ul><li>Roaming / Long Distance </li></ul><ul><li>International Coverage (GSM) </li></ul><ul><li>Analog (remote areas) </li></ul><ul><li>Hidden/extra charges (How do I know when I’ve used up my minutes?) </li></ul><ul><li>Pay-as-you go </li></ul>
  15. 15. Ringtones for phones <ul><li>Nokia, Sprint PCS, Motorola, Sony & Ericsson phones have this feature </li></ul><ul><li>Not all phones have this option </li></ul>
  16. 16. Phone/PDA <ul><li>Combines Phone and PDA features </li></ul><ul><li>Small screens can be annoying </li></ul><ul><li>Look for a keyboard </li></ul><ul><li>PalmOne (Handspring) Treo 600 </li></ul><ul><li>Motorola RAZR v3 </li></ul><ul><li>Coming soon: cell/WiFi phones </li></ul>
  17. 17. Cell Phone Nirvana <ul><li>All-in-one device vs… </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ringing. How do I answer it? </li></ul>
  18. 18. MP3 players – what are they? <ul><li>Name comes from type of file (MPEG), audio layer three – MP3 </li></ul><ul><li>Key to popularity is file compression </li></ul><ul><li>Some phones have MP3 play back capability </li></ul><ul><li>Usually separate units </li></ul>
  19. 19. Blackberry devices <ul><li>BlackBerry 7780™ features: </li></ul><ul><li>Phone, email, SMS, browser and organizer applications </li></ul><ul><li>Large, high resolution screen to provide ample workspace </li></ul><ul><li>Display supports over 65,000 colors </li></ul><ul><li>Java™ development platform </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated attachment viewing </li></ul><ul><li>Tri-Band handheld, operates on GSM/GPRS wireless networks, allowing for international roaming between North America, Europe and Asia Pacific </li></ul>$550
  20. 20. So what’s a BlackBerry? <ul><li>Better question – what isn’t it (the list is probably shorter) </li></ul><ul><li>Single, integrated handheld </li></ul><ul><li>Access your existing email wirelessly. </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated phone , SMS , browser and organizer applications. </li></ul><ul><li>BlackBerry ‘push’ technology means you don’t have to retrieve your email or data - it finds you. </li></ul><ul><li>View email attachments in popular document formats. </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of handhelds, networks and service providers. </li></ul><ul><li>Operates on fifty networks in over thirty countries </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced security for enterprise and government organizations. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Meet Bridget <ul><li>iQue 3600 features: </li></ul><ul><li>Fully functional Palm handheld (calendar, contacts, MP3s, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>GPS device </li></ul><ul><li>Base maps for North America, detail maps for Los Angeles (extra card required for more storage) </li></ul>$550
  22. 22. USB Drives <ul><li>For storing and transferring files, MP3s, photos, applications </li></ul><ul><li>Use in any (less than 3 yrs old) computer </li></ul><ul><li>The new floppy disk </li></ul><ul><li>64Mb – 512Mb, $20 - 100 </li></ul><ul><li>Security? </li></ul>
  23. 23. Resources <ul><li>http://www.cnet.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://cellphones.about.com/ (Take the cell phone test) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.deadcellzones.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Consumer Reports </li></ul>

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