In the past cell phones were used to make calls, eventually cell phones gained messaging capabilities. Cell phones began to be more PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) which in result was smartphones. Smartphones are laid out in the manner as they would be on your computer keyboard. Smartphones adds feature that you might find on a PDA or a computer, such as the ability to send and receive e-mails, edit office documents. Handling of e-mail sets it apart from your ordinary cell phones. It can sync with your personal and professional e-mail account, other smartphones support multiple e-mail accounts.
Smartphones can combine the performance of a computer and cell phone in a single pocket. Mobile access to net is extremely fast via Wi- Fi a cellular networks Access to social networks is very easy Enables you to use the search engines on the move, shop online, read the news on sports,politics etc. Receiving, sending and reading e-mails is extremely easy You can view, edit and send documents with other smartphones
Can have awkward keyboard dimensions Small screens, accessing websites and e-mail from small screens involves extensive scrolling to view all the information and this can be extremely difficult for those with poor eyesight. Some smartphones don’t allow user to use the internet for free, internet id charged atv an additional cost. Most smartphones are pricey. Smartphones can not access all websites because the wireless access protocol (wap) uses a software to optimize websites for small screens. Some images may not appear on smartphones. Frequent checking of e-mails, social networks takes time and attention away from interpersonal relationships
Accessing social networks is simple, accessing social networks such as facebook, twitter, Skype and BBM is extremely easy.
Teachers and business owners are not that excited about smartphones as they feel that students and employess are addicted to devices, they feel that this is affecting productivity. There is no psychiatric diagnosis about smartphones but they can tap into the same path in the brain that can make slot machines addictive.
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WHAT IS A SMARTPHONE? <ul><li>IN THE PAST PHONES WERE USED TO MAKE CALLS </li></ul><ul><li>CELLPHONES EVENTUALLY BEGAN TO BE MORE AND MORE PDA ( PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT) </li></ul><ul><li>IT FEATURES COMPUTER LIKE FEATURES THAT’S WHY THEY ARE CALLED SMARTPHONES. </li></ul>
ADVANTAGES <ul><li>THEY CAN COMBINE THE PERFORMANCE OF A COMPUTER AND CELLPHONE IN A SINGLE POCKET </li></ul><ul><li>MOBILE ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IS FAST VIA WI-FI A CELLULAR NETWORK </li></ul><ul><li>ENABLES YOU TO USE SEARCH ENGINES ON THE MOVE,SHOP ON ONLINE, READ THE LATEST NEWS ETC. </li></ul>
DISADVANTAGES <ul><li>SMARTPHONES CAN HAVE AWKWARD KEYBOARD DIMENSIONS </li></ul><ul><li>SMALL SCREENS </li></ul><ul><li>INTERNET ACCESS IS PROVIDED AT AN EXTRA COSR </li></ul><ul><li>SMARTPHONES CAN BE QUIET PRICEY </li></ul><ul><li>SOME IMAGES MAY NOT APPEAR </li></ul>
SOCIAL NETWORKING <ul><li>SOCIAL NETWORKING IS ACCESSIBLE </li></ul><ul><li>INFLUENCE OF SMARTPHONES AS AN ACCESS POINT TO THE SOCIAL NETWORKS IS FAST GROWING IN THE U.S </li></ul><ul><li>SOCIAL NETWORKS HAVE BECOME THE MOST IMPORTANT THING GOING ON WITH MOBILE DEVICES </li></ul>
PEOPLE GETTING ADDICTEDED <ul><li>SMARTPHONES CAN TAP INTO THE SAME PATH IN THE BRAIN THAT CAN MAKE SLOT MACHINES ADDICTIVE </li></ul><ul><li>THE OLD JOKE “ABOUT NOT BEING ABLE TO PUT THE PHONE DOWN” HAS BECOME THE TRUTH </li></ul><ul><li>THERE IS NO PSYCHITRIC DIAGNOSIS ABOUT SMARTPHONES BEING ADDICTIVE </li></ul>
FEATURES <ul><li>EXPANDABLE STORAGE </li></ul><ul><li>CAMERA, VIDEO RECORDING </li></ul><ul><li>WI-FI NETWORK </li></ul><ul><li>WORD OFFICE </li></ul>
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BILIOGRAPHY <ul><li>Straczynski, S. (24 September 2009). Social Networks. Available from: http://adweek.com/aw/content_display/news/digital/e3i98ea2e0e6ffb5198605dca8a4e94cb86 (Accessed 25 March 2011). </li></ul><ul><li>Addicts. Available from: http://fortune.cnn.com/2010/10/20/addicted-to-bits-smartphones-are-our-new-drug-of-chice/ (Accessed 25 March 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Cassavay, L. (n.d). Smartphones. Available from: http://cellphones.about.com/ad/smartphones/basics/a/whar-is-a-smart.htm (Accessed 25 March 2011) </li></ul>
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