“ Research has found that smart phones are affecting productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement, and have an effect in education”. Do you agree with this statement?
What is a Smartphone?
A smartphone is a phone that gives you the features of a mobile phone but also gives you the features of a computer.
Some of the features of a Smartphone.
The smartphone offers the user the following features:
The ability to send and receive e-mails.
The ability to connect to the internet.
A smartphone has a QWERTY keyboard which means that the keys are in the exact formation they would be on a keyboard.
The history of the Smartphone.
The first smartphone was made in 1992 and was called Simon and was made by IBM.
In 1996 another smartphone was created by Nokia called the Communicator
But the communicator did not do so well in the market because people could not afford it because of its expensive price tag
Types of Smartphone
Cellphone vs. Smartphone
Cellphones allow you to send and receive phone calls
Allow you to send and receive SMS’s and MMS’s
Some newer cellphones may have a web browser, instant messaging and e-mail.
E-mails can be stored on a smartphone
With smartphones you can install and save programs
Smartphones allow you to organise your meetings and other important issues by providing an electronic diary
Advantages and Disadvantages of Smartphones.
You stay connected by constantly having access to the internet.
You always can access to you e-mail from your smartphone.
Information can be shared much with a smartphone , information such as documents.
Smartphones tend to cost a lot of money so people struggle to afford them.
The keyboard size of a smartphone is to awkward and therefore causes confusion.
People become obsessed with smartphones which later on has negative affects on certain areas of their lives.
Statistics on Smartphone's
This pie graph shows the top 5 selling smartphones for 2010
Since the introduction of smartphones in 1992 a lot of changes have occurred since then, although there are disadvantages to smartphones such as their expensive price tag smartphones have proved to be very helpful use to peoples lives.
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