A technological breakthrough that is changing the world
Table of contents
What is a smart phone?
The characteristics of a smart phone
Statistics of smart phone usage
Advantages and disadvantages of smart phone’s
What is a Smart Phone?
A Smart Phone is an advanced cellular communications device that provides endless possibilities. Both its functions and its hardware are closely related to a personal computer.
The Characteristics of a Smart Phone :
Smart Phones are designed to store thousands of applications and have many different features.
These phones are much larger than a standard, simple mobile phone.
Smart Phones are equipped with advanced hardware, similar to that of a personal computer.
A Smart Phone is equipped with a small keyboard indicating individual letters and numbers.
The Smart Phone also has advanced facilities in comparison to a standard mobile phone.
Statistics of Smart Phone Usage :
This pie chart shows statistics regarding Smart phones and its usage. It highlights the increase of Smart Phone usage by 24%.
Statistics of Smart Phone Usage:
This table indicates the worldwide smart phone sales in 2009.
Company 2009 Units 2009 Market Share (%) 2008 Units 2008 Market Share (%) Symbian Research in motion 80,878.6 34,346.6 46.9 19.9 72,993.5 23,149.0 52.4 16.6 iPhone OS 24,889.8 14.4 11,417.5 8.2 Microsoft 15,027.6 8.7 16,498.1 11.8 Windows Mobile Linux 8,126.5 4.7 10,622.4 7.6 Android 6,798.4 3.9 640.5 0.5 WebOS 1,193.2 0.7 NA NA Other Oss 1,112.4 0.6 4,026.9 2.9 Total 172,373.1 100.0 139,287.9 100.0
Advantages of a Smart Phone:
Smart Phones are much easier to maintain organization.
Smart Phones ensure flexible functioning.
Smart Phones allow for easier and faster communication.
Smart Phones allow for easy access to different kinds of information such as :
Maps and GPS
Smart Phones also provide better functionality and more advanced features.
Disadvantages of a Smart Phone:
Smart Phones are much more expensive.
Smart Phones are becoming increasingly difficult to use.
Smart Phones are complex and are not as simple as a standard phone.
Because Smart Phones have so many new and unique features, It is time consuming to install all the new applications.
Also, Smart Phones are proving to be a difficult device to work, especially for people who do not have the knowledge in an advanced and technological field.
“ Research has found that smart phones are affecting productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement, and have an effect in education”. I agree with this statement. Smart Phones are becoming increasing popular and because communication is much faster and easier, its clear that they are affecting such factors mentioned above.