Smartphones ; a digiTal revolution A Smartphone is the combination of the functions of mobile devices and handheld computers into a single device. They allow the user to Access the internet Has email capabilities Schedule and contact management software Install third party software(applications)
Life before smartphones Life was unbearable before smartphones , one had to look for a computer to access the internet which were usually slow at that time. while others may argue that about the complexity of smartphones and prefer the ‘’traditional’’ modes of communication but according to the Digital Divide Statistics(2004),the mobile device penetration has already surpassed 100% in several European countries, with India overtaking China to become one of the region’s fastest-growing mobile market. With growth rate of over 90% per annun every year since 1999. today smartphone devices are the turning points with an important difference.They are tools for expression and connection according to the creator of the First Words Andrew Shalit.
Introduction of smartphonesThe introduction of smartphones has allowed benefits media People to acess the internet on-the-go.. QWERTY keyboard easier for typing. Camera and video recording device, quick uploadings allowing you to share information with others. applications(social networking, games,keep yourself organised and upto date news)
Smart phones and productivity
Communication at the workplace with the smartphone Insant messaging in the work place allows people to communicate with each other instantly, in real time using internet services such as google talk, blackberry messenger. Video conferencing is made a lot easier using the smartphones 3gs services.
Education with the assistance of smartphones New studies and projects show that smartphones can actually make students smatter, believes Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morriesett founders of Seasame Street . Students can now access virtual notebooks (e-books) Even to the annoyance of most students their parents can access their childrens marks on the internet, that is if their teachers have virtual catalogues. Instead of using handouts with lots of writing , they can use videos and photos from online sources.
Smartphone effects on social change AfriAfya believes that social change will come as a result of communities using knowledge because they have been part of the generation process.
Conclusion Smartphones have brought many businesses to life with the introduction of applications, scaled down versions of many websites are allowing people to purchase goods of the internet. Since their introduction they are slowly making steps in the digital era as a must have gadget.
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