Introduction • A smart phone is a mobile phone offering advanced capabilities beyond a typical mobile phone, often with computer like functionality. There is no industry standard definition of a smart phone.
Introduction • The First Smart phone was called Simon, and was first introduced in 1992 by IBM – It had no physical buttons • For some, a smart phone is a phone that runs complete operating system software providing an advanced interface for 3rd party development. For others, it is simply a phone with advanced features like e-mail and Internet capabilities, or a full keyboard.
Introduction • The Nokia 9500 released in 1996 was the first color screened smart phone and also the first WiFi Capable device – It is considered the first Smart Phone • Most devices considered smart phones today use an identifiable and open operating system, often with the ability to add applications.
CriticismsAlthough Smart-phones enhance our standard of convenience, there is now a dependence on them.People have become less social because they can now take their internet life beyond the comfort of their homeEverything (I.e. email) is expected to be instant, and when it is not, hell breaks loose.
CriticismsAs smart phones progress there is more possibility for malfunctions within the devices software.Extending internet into phones is one more way hackers can access others personal information.New applications such as streaming TV on a smart phone takes attention away from important tasks such as DRIVING.
Positive Aspects• Because of Smart phones, it is possible to have not only a phone, but a personal computer on hand at all times.• The smart phone as brought in an era of safety with GPS chips so that anyone can find their way.• In certain circumstances Smart phones with GPS can also be used to locate missing persons, etc.
Positive Aspects• Smart Phones now bring Email to the fingertips of their users, giving them an edge in keeping up with the ever changing fast- paced world.• Streaming TV makes it possible to never miss that winning touchdown in the last 20 seconds of the game, wherever you are.• Smart phones that double as MP3’s can provide entertainment during many tasks.