What’s All the Fuss About Smart Phones?

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When cell phones first became popular many people thought they would never take the place of landline phones, but they have done; so that more people use cell phones than landlines now.  And cell phones have developed over the past few years, so that many business people are choosing cell phones that are much more than just a phone.  That’s where smart phones come in.

Mobile smart phones are not a single brand belonging to any one company, but rather the term refers to phones that have capabilities exceeding those of an ordinary cell phone. These phones have features that include processors that are more powerful than standard cell phones as well as more memory and a better operating system.

These phones usually have a touch screen instead of buttons, and have more of a computer feel to them than a phone. They are ‘smart’ because they have built-in computer chips and they work by using processors. Some have memory cards that you can take out and put in a compatible phone. This is a handy feature as it means that if you were to wreck your phone you can get the memory card out and your information is saved.

Like many people, you probably have several pieces of personal technology equipment like a cell phone, an MP3 player, a digital camera, PDA, etc.   But you can simplify all the gadgets by having a mobile smart phone. It brings everything you need together and packs it all in one single piece of equipment.

You’ll get your calendar to keep track of appointments, your phone, a way to listen to music, plus take pictures as well as a device that can check email like a computer, all in one, tiny pocket-sized device. Most smart phones have other computer- like abilities including being able to watch television shows, videos and some even act as book readers.

As well as this, just about all smart phones can act as a GPS system, give you a compass, and even let you download and play games when you have some time to kill.

But how do you choose which phone?

What’s the advantage of iPhone or Smart Phone?

And what is Android?

I’ll answer these questions in a short article next time. Meantime, if you need support in technology for your business, phone Philip: DDI (09) 950 3675