Table Of Contents. Introduction What is a Smartphone. Types of Smartphones. Effect On Productivity. Communication In The Workplace. Examples Of Smartphone Features Conclusion. Reference List.
Introduction To Smartphones. <ul><li>A Smartphone(s) is a full featured phone that gives one easier access to connectivity and access to the internet and allow forms of applications and advanced computing ability that no other feature phone would give. Most Smartphones are camera phones. Smartphones allow advanced applications and installment of applications. Smartphones also have computer like functionality that give access to features that you would need from a computer. </li></ul>
Types Of Smartphones. <ul><li>The type of Smartphones include PDA, GPS and WI-FI. </li></ul><ul><li>Smartphones have multimedia features some of which include MP3 playback, FM tuners, Voice and Video recording and Cameras. PDA phones are increasing at a fast rate. </li></ul><ul><li>To use GPS on the Smartphone the user does not need to pay any fees or subscription. </li></ul>
Effect On Productivity. <ul><li>Smartphones can access anything you want at anytime from the internet, email, RSS feeds. Research can also be done on a Smartphone. Smartphones also have their downsides. They can be very distractive because applications and features tend to distract one from the real work. </li></ul>
Education <ul><li>Smartphones are also educational. Most Smartphones offer applications that can help students and learners in work and in research that is needed to be done. Most Smartphones have applications that help learners advance their English, Mathematics and Accounting . </li></ul>
Social Engagement The people are getting access to Smartphones, the more social networks are having larger number of people. More applications are also being released. Social engagement on Smartphones is growing. More and more people are gaining access to applications and social networks to help them have an easier interaction with their family and friends.
Communication In the Workplace Smartphones are a huge advantage in the workplace especially in meetings where you can go to the internet, email and anything that you need access to that you would need a laptop or a computer. There were times not so long ago where people communicated via cell phone calling in meetings and conferences but now with access to PDAs and Smartphone applications access to communication among people in the business world in and around the Diaspora..
Examples Of Smartphones Features . QWERTY Keyboard WI-FI GPS PDA Browser Email
Conclusion. To some extent the smart phone does not affect productivity in the workplace, education or even social engagement between individuals. Smartphones are a big advantage in our everyday lives. We can gain access to anything we want from a Smartphone. Smartphones are taking the technology world at a terrific rate and it helps individuals and users gain a lot of information and access to things that they would have only accessed from a computer or even from an internet café, but with a smartphone anything is accessible right at the palm of your hand.
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