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TABLE OF CONTENTS Cover page Table of contents The definition of a Smart phone Important aspects of a smart phone Continued… The pro’s and con’s of an Apple IPhone4 The pro’s and con’s of a Blackberry Torch9800 Statistics on smart phones Continued… Continued… Advantages of a smart phone Continued… Disadvantages of a smart phone Conclusion http://images.businessweek.com/story/08/370/1113_mz_smartphone.jpg http://www.blackberryempire.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/prof-smartphone-logo3.jpg
Defining a smart phone
“The term “smart phone” refers to a mobile, handheld computer such as the iPhone. The term is more convenient than accurate.
“It’s practically an anachronism because the phone feature (voice calling) represents a small percentage of how we actually use them”.
They have broadband connections, web browsers, e-book readers, maps of the world, motion sensors, and HD video cameras.
IMPORTANT OFFERS OF A SMART PHONE… OPERATING SYSTEM: “A smart phone will be based on an operating system that allows it to run productivity applications, such as the Blackberry OS.” SOFTWARE: “A smart phone will offer more than just an address book. It may allow you to create and edit Microsoft Office or manage your finances.” WEB ACCESS: “a smart phones offer some form of access to the internet.” http://cellphones.about.com/od/glossary/g/smart_defined.htm http://www.unplggd.com/uimages/unplggd/031011nightglow.jpg
QWERTY KEYBOARD: “A smart phones includes a QWERTY keyboard, so the keys are laid out in the same manner they would be on your computer keyboard.” MESSAGING: “All cell phones can send and receive text messages, but what sets a smart phone apart of its ability to send and receive e-mail?” “some smart phones can support multiple e-mail accounts.” “others include access to popular instant messaging services, like AOL’S, AIM, YAHOO AND BBM.” http://cellphones.about.com/od/glossary/g/smart_defined.htm http://www.misd.k12.wi.us/attachments/.2011/gallery/apple_iphone_4g.jpg
The all in one gadget, consisting not only of a touch screen but of a QWERTY keyboard.
Blackberry torch CON’S
The only problem with such a well task-oriented device is the poor battery life.
Statistics on smart phones Market shares in smart phones http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/4/2008/12/smartphones.jpg http://telecomtalk.info/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Samsung-Giorgio-Armani-Luxurious-SmartPhone-is-Now-In-Stores.jpg
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Fraction of smart phone users http://www.getelastic.com/wp-content/uploads/mobistats.jpg http://www.blurtit.com/var/question/q/q7/q72/q724/q7249/q7249974_725787_phone_unlock.jpg
ADVANTAGES OF A SMART PHONE
“Many come with simple word-processing capabilities, spreadsheet and database programs, and even mobile presentation software."
“the smartphone is also a multi-purpose personal digital assistant (PDA). Using the powerful built-in processor and memory, smartphones come equipped with an address book, calendar, calculator, note pad, voice recorder, and many other features to keep your personal and professional life running smoothly.”
“With a smart phone you can receive, read and reply to your emails from the palm of your hand.”
“The small size, light-weight factor and portability of smart phones allow them to be carried at all times.Frequent checking of email and internet applications takes time and attention away from interpersonal relationships.”
“Most cell phone providers require users to sign long-term contracts. Internet access is provided at an additional cost, raising the cost of owning a smart phone.”
No matter how we look at smart phones they will always play a significant role in the lives of everyone.
Wether it be an old man, a young lady or a child, the future of the country will know way more about smart phones, and they to shall question the youth of today in 20 years time. We are a smart phone, cause we made them and hence we've become them.