The Light on the Horizon Or The Dark in the Future
Definition <ul><li>a mobile phone that offers more advanced computing ability and connectivity than a contemporary feature phone. </li></ul><ul><li>thought of as handheld computers integrated with a mobile telephone </li></ul><ul><li>allows the user to install and run advanced applications. </li></ul><ul><li>runs complete operating system software providing a platform for application developers thus, they combine the functions of a camera phone and a Personal digital assistant (PDA). </li></ul>
Advantages <ul><li>Keeping you organised -Smartphones keep you organised and are able to function as personal organisers, electronic diaries and reminders for important events and functions. Basically your own personal assistant. </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible working – You don’t have to be in the office to read your emails you can conduct it straight from your Smartphone as they also function as PDA’s. </li></ul><ul><li>Information at your fingertips - more and more services are being made available on smartphones, from access to maps and directions to television transmissions with news coverage or weather reports to traffic information and scheduling alerts. </li></ul><ul><li>Faster communication – With technology constantly advancing smartphones are the devices at the for front with the latest in communication technology such as WiFi and 3G. </li></ul>
Disadvantages <ul><li>High Cost Since these phones offer so many functions they would not come cheap and having to pay for all the functions that come with this would be very pricey when added together that’s why such devices are more appropriate for those in the business world who can afford such. </li></ul><ul><li>Work-Life Balance A huge draw back of smartphones is that since you have it with you all the time it becomes very addictive and conducting business takes over other aspects of life and creates a huge unbalanced life for certain people. </li></ul>
Kinds of Smartphones <ul><li>Sony Ericsson </li></ul><ul><li>BLACKBERRY </li></ul>
Kinds of Smartphones <ul><li>iPhone </li></ul><ul><li>HTC </li></ul>
Conclusion <ul><li>Smartphones are amazing devices </li></ul><ul><li>Have both their positives and negatives </li></ul><ul><li>As mature and responsible people the balance needs to be found </li></ul><ul><li>They can effect people very negatively if not limited by </li></ul>
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