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To be or not to be

  1. 1. TO BE OR NOT TO BE???PART OF THE SMARTPHONE!!!THAT IS THE QUESTION…<br />ADP 1003<br />
  2. 2. Contents<br />Introduction to Smartphone's<br />Smartphone history<br />View’s on Smartphone<br />Social and Economical Advantages<br />Social and Economical Disadvantages<br />Statistical Information<br /> Research on Smart phones<br />Conclusion<br />ADP 1003<br />
  3. 3. Introduction to Smartphone’s<br />Being a highly technological advanced device able to;<br />Offer computing capabilities<br />Connectivity to the internet<br />Run complete operating system software<br />Thus can be used in an educational manner, business use, or personal entertainment.<br />
  4. 4. History of the Smartphone<br />Smart Phones have been<br /> there since 1993, the IBM Simon<br /> being the first smart phone.<br />From not having any processing <br /> power, to a boasting 2 gigahertz of<br /> processing power in the Motorola<br />Atrix, which can be compared to a<br /> laptop.<br />ADP 1003<br />
  5. 5. Smartphone<br />Smart phones are regarded to be the new revolution in business and education. They have so many advantages compared to the feature phones.<br />Educationally they can be used in such a manner that students don’t need to carry around large bags with laptops, but already have hand held computers.<br />Due to the large processing power, multi-tasking is very possible.<br />Smart phones are now mainstream devices within South African businesses.<br />Enterprises should now be looking at what smart phones mean for their businesses in a more strategic and holistic fashion.<br />ADP 1003<br />
  6. 6. Social Advantages and Disadvantages<br />Advantages<br />Disadvantages<br />Keeps you linked up with friends across the world due to its internet access.<br />Offers programmes such as Adobe, PowerPoint and Word, which can be used in the creating of documents on the go, thus benefitting students.<br />Some smart phones such as Blackberry offer free messaging services.<br />Due to the access of social networking sites, people end up being anti-social because of spending to much time on their smart phone.<br />Minors can access harmful material on the internet.<br />Can be a disturbance to students because of the free messaging services offered.<br />Battery life does not last long.<br />ADP 1003<br />
  7. 7. Economical Advantages and Disadvantages<br />Advantages<br />Disadvantages<br />Online services can be accessed, such as online banking or online purchasing.<br />Can be used to pass important information online to peers (e-mail).<br />Business processing integration.<br />Can be used as personal data assistant (PDA).<br />Most smart phones are expensive<br />Makes it difficult for some people to designate a clear delineation between work life and home life. <br />Frequent checking of email and internet applications takes time and attention away from interpersonal relationships.<br />ADP 1003<br />
  8. 8. Statistics<br />
  9. 9. Research on the Smartphone<br />Research by World Wide Worx<br />Reveals 75% South African companies use smart phones, compared to almost none 2 years ago.<br />Mobile Corporation in SA 2010<br /> Shows an increase in smart phone usage in corporate South Africa, beyond general consumer use.<br />The report also shows that 96% of large South African companies make use of landlines, 92% rely on cell phones, and 3G data card penetration has reached 94% of companies. Mostly smart phone use.<br />ADP 1003<br />
  10. 10. Conclusion<br />As seen from above, it can be deduced that the smart phone has crept into our lives and has taken the human race like a plague, affecting all areas of our lives, socially, educational and business more-so-over all age groups. <br />Thus saying, it can be seen that this loved device can play either a negative or positive impact in our various day-to-day lives. <br />If given a choice to take a smart phone or not, that would not be a hard choice, because being a social person, my connection with friends would be easier and being a student, it would help organise my timetables and even do assignments on the go. <br />However I would still get a cell phone which does not have functions found on smart phones because the battery life lasts longer, and it does not attract as much attention from potential thieves. <br />ADP 1003<br />
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  12. 12. Reference<br />ADP 1003<br />Content<br />Reed, B.(18 June 2010) http://www.pcworld.com/article/199243/a_brief_history_of_smartphones.html (accessed on 25 March 2011)<br />Metz, R.(21 February 2011) http://www.mobiledevicenow.com/article/Review__Motorola_Atrix_Is_a_Powerful_Smartphone/77377/index.html (accessed on 25 March 2011)<br />Weal, L (eHowcontributer)(9 December 2010) http://www.ehow.com/list_7468796_disadvantages-smartphones.html (accessed on 25 March 2011)<br />World Wide Worx.(25 February 2010)(accessed on 24 March 2011 ) http://www.itnewsafrica.com/?p=5474<br />
  13. 13. Reference<br />ADP 1003<br />Pictures<br />http://18to34.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/smartphone-demographics/<br />http://www.pcworld.com/article/199243/a_brief_history_of_smartphones.html<br />http://www.mobile-t-mobile.com/uimg/smartphones-market.jpg<br />http://www.unlockedsmartphones.ca/images/unlocked-smartphones-new.jpg<br />http://metafacts.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/tdjbz_carrierchurn_by_mobilephonetype_101111_0654.jpg<br />

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