Aim:How does smart phones affect productivity, communication in the work place, social engagement and what are the effects in education?<br />
In my personal opinion smart phones benefit modern society. <br />Today’s society is highly reliable on technology and for this particular fact smart phones enhance this ability. <br />My opinion about Smart Phones:<br />
Findings:<br />Advantages:<br />Disadvantages:<br />Electronical diary.<br />GPS with maps and directions application.<br />Faster communication with direct e-mail access and free messaging applications.<br />Multi-tasking (able to open more than one application at a time).<br />QWERTY keyboard for convenient typing.<br />Mp3 music player.<br />Direct access to social network applications such as facebook and twitter.<br />Less portable devices to transport around.<br />They are expensive to purchase.<br />The maintenance is costly.<br />Short battery life (maximum 48hours). <br />
A smart phone may be defined as a cellular phone with added variety of other functions, as appose to the traditional cellular phones that are designed for making calls and messaging.<br />Smart phones are designed to work as a portal device or ‘mini- computer’ that you are able to transport around with ease.<br />Defining Smart Phones:<br />
Since smart phones have taken the world by storm. Many female’s in today’s society “wear’ their cellular phones as if it were their engagement ring. <br />
As of December 2010, in the United States of America 31% of cellular phone owners had a smart phone.<br />In 2010, 75% of South African companies deployed smart phones.<br />In 2010, out of 1.6 billion global cellular phone sales, smart phones accounted for 297million of these sales. This is an increase of 72.1% from 2009.<br />People between the age of 25- 34years, use Smartphone's the most.<br />Statistical facts:<br />
Future statistical predictions:<br /><ul><li> Between 2010 and 2015, global sales are set to increase to 2.5 billion.
Mobile internet usage is set to increase by 50%.
Morgan Stanley predicts smart phone sales to exceed portable computer sales by 2012.</li></li></ul><li>Top 5 Smart Phones:<br />
Conclusion:<br />Smartphone's reduce the number of portal devices a consumer carries around. It enhances the availability of instant internet access as well as messaging. Smartphone's make social networking more convenient and over the long run, is more affordable than other mobile devices on the market.<br />
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