Conclusion</li></li></ul><li>Effects on communication in the work place<br /><ul><li>Smartphones such as the Sony ericsson Xperia X2 have multiple office functions such as e-mail, word, excel, PowerPoint, organizer and memo. Which make it easy for one to work in any place without the need to carry a laptop, PC or files.</li></li></ul><li>Research done on business smartphone users<br /><ul><li>Reporter Al Sacco writes, “Research In Motion's BlackBerry handhelds took the top slot in a recent ranking of business smartphone user satisfaction…Overall smartphone satisfaction was measured in six key areas: ease of operation; operating system (OS); physical design; audio quality; battery life; and utility features. RIM's specific strengths included the speed of its BlackBerry OS and the long-lasting battery life of its smartphone…”</li></li></ul><li>Effects on social engagements<br /><ul><li>Smartphones have applications such as facebook for mobile, IM, blackberry messenger which allow users to interact by chatting & sharing photos.
Smartphones have built in cameras which enable users to take pictures & record videos without the need for digital cameras or camcorders.
Smartphones users can download, play & share (via bluetooth) music & movies without the need for CDs or DVDs</li></li></ul><li>2<br />1<br />3<br />Number of mobile subscribers accessing social networks via mobile browser from Jan 2009-Jan 2010<br /> Playing music on smartphone. <br />Taking picture using Smartphone.<br />
Effects on education<br /><ul><li>Smartphones have made it easier for students to access information on the internet without the need for laptops or PCs.
Most smartphones have PDF, Word, PowerPoint and Excel applications which help students to back up or work on assignments and essays.</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br /><ul><li>In conclusion, smartphones have had a positive effect on most if not all aspects of society. This is because smartphones; </li></ul>Have made it easier for business men & women to do their work from nearly anywhere in the world because they are easy to carry and have improved multiple office functions. <br />Have improved peoples social lives as they can now interact & communicate with each other via social networks, IM, e-mail e.t.c.<br />