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Smart phones

  1. 2. Table of contents <ul><li>What is a smart-phone? </li></ul><ul><li>What benefits does a smart-phone offer? </li></ul><ul><li>The cons of a smart-phone. </li></ul><ul><li>Research done on smart-phones. </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  2. 3. What is a smart-phone? <ul><li>A smart-phone is a cellular device with extra functionality which provides convenience to the user in all facets of life </li></ul><ul><li>These extra functionalities include an organiser, internet connectivity, in some cases access to a GPS and more. </li></ul><ul><li>A smart-phone can be touch screen or have a quark key pad. But the functions will still be the same. </li></ul>
  3. 4. What benefits does a smart-phone offer <ul><li>Faster communication </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible working </li></ul><ul><li>Information at your fingertips </li></ul><ul><li>Never out of touch </li></ul><ul><li>Better information sharing </li></ul><ul><li>Greater functionality </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping you organised </li></ul>
  4. 5. The cons of a smart-phone <ul><li>Becoming overwhelmed by non-stop data and the stressful obligation to keep in touch through different mediums -- i.e., text, Facebook, email </li></ul><ul><li>Smart-phones are more expensive than regular mobile phones, and require data plans to be completely functional. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the newest Smartphone models have the highest levels of radiation emissions and are at questionable limits of radiofrequency safety set by the Federal Communications Commission. </li></ul>
  5. 6. Research done on smart-phones <ul><li>The diagram to the right shows projections of smart phone usage in the USA for 2010 which was done by the Nelson company. </li></ul><ul><li>The information shows that 29.7% of the people use smart-phones and this figure is likely to go up in the following years. </li></ul><ul><li>The data shows us that smart-phone usage is on the rise because of its many advantages. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>The figure to the left shows the world wide smart-phone market share and the predicted growth in the following years up to 2015. </li></ul><ul><li>It is seen that in the following years smart-phone market share will rise. </li></ul><ul><li>More and more businesses are now using smart-phones to track their activities and customers are now using smart-phones to shop or trade with other customers or businesses. This impact in business dealings is likely to cause an increase in demand for smart-phones . </li></ul>
  7. 8. Conclusion <ul><li>Putting the advantages and disadvantages of using a smart-phone together, we find that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. So smart-phones are a good investment and one day they may become a necessity. </li></ul>

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