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    • Devices that lets you make phone calls, but also adds in features that you might find on a computer such as the ability to send and receive e-mails and edit documents. Shelly & Vermaat(2011:21-22)
  • 3.
    • Qwerty keyboard
    • Can handle e-mail messages
    • Web access
    • Operating systems e.g. blackberry os
    • Software that allows editing of documents
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    • Elliot(2010) laments that “Staying productive is a challenge when in office due to distractions from coworkers ,demanding customers and technological difficulties”
    • Employers stay connected to employees increasing worker productivity.Spilka (2009:230)
    • Even during leisure time ,work is always around.
  • 5.
    • Social networking revolutionaries communications.
    • Schools and other organizations develop pages on social networks such as facebook,creating closer communications with their stakeholders.
  • 6.
    • Students using smart phones are nomadic,flexxible mobile learners.
    • “ Solving of algebraic problems on smart phones at North Carolina high school junior in class and at home”. DAVIS (2010)
    • Can distract students in class
    • “ Students create and share videos” Kent state University(2010)
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    • Smart phones used when technological difficulties arise.
    • “ High monitoring by blocking certain internet sites”.Guern( 2009)
    • One can communicate with co-workers efficiently at a minimum cost.
  • 8. ACCORDING TO RESEARCH DONE BY PARKS(2010)” 2014 SMART PHONE USERS WILL QUADRUPLE”
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    • From the researches one can conclude that smart phones are affecting productivity, communication in the workplace, social engagement and have an effect in education.
  • 10.
    • Davis, S.D.(2010).Solving algebra on smart phones. Education week . Available from http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2010/03/18/26smartphones.h29.html# (Accessed 21 March 2011)
    • Elliot, C.(2010).Staying productive. Smallbizz technology . Available from proquest database: http://smallbizztechnology.com/archive/2010/04/smartphone-use-andproductivit.html (Accessed 15 March 2011)
    • Shelly, G.B & Vermaat, M.E.(2011). Discovering c omputers 2011 .Shelly cashman series.
    • Spilka ,R.(2009) .Telecommunicationns intersection: Integrating theory, research and practice .n.p.Taylor and Francis.