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a smartphone is a mobile device designed to make phonecalls but has advanced functional capabilities similar to those of a computer such as a web browser document editing software. “ Research has found that smart phones are affecting productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement, and have an effect in education”
I agree smartphones have affected us but how? _Social collaboration.
Smartphones have been instrumental with their diverse,fast,efficient applications for globally connecting people mainly for social networking & they can be considered as a basic need as social intergation is the foundation that paves way for a broader horizon for opprtunities in every criteria.
They have exposed people to opportunities but in the same respect have managed to personalise access to a variety of social threats like,pornograhy,mollestation & can even aid in suicidal attempts.
Let us acknowledge the freedom of choice where mankind is allowed to decide how to use his or her smartphone to his or her best interest.Either way we affected socially by this species of technology.
Brown , M.(first published June 2010).Smartphone stats & market.Accesed(8 March 2011).
Nielsen reports 31% of mobile phone owners have purchased & are using smartphones. In the U.S. as from december 2010. & assume smartphones will be the mast used by the end of 2011.
Gartner reports figures in 2010 s show that 297 million of the 1,6 billion mobile phones sold that year,72,1% more sales in 2009.
Morgan Stanely estimates smartphone sales will overtake PC salles in 2012.
Anonymous company expect s US sales to rise from 65 million to 95 million in 2011 and become the highest consumer mobile device.
The research clearly reflects the continuous acceleration of the smartphone market 7 the how growth is anticipated with time,therefore we cannot deny that we have we being attached to this useful device.