Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Advantages of Smartphones

Smartphones offer a variety of powerful options and features.

Smartphones combine the versatility of cell phones, gaming consoles, PDAs, and personal computers into one handheld device. Several manufacturers are getting involved in the smartphone race, offering consumers a variety models and operating systems. Whether you need it for personal or business use, you can find a smartphone to customize that meets your needs.

Stay In Touch

While many standard cell phones allow you to check email, smartphones offer a complete Internet experience. You can send emails with attached files, browse the Internet or watch videos on YouTube. Chat and text messaging allows you to send quick messages to friends and family. You can also look up movie times or check flight schedules. The Internet functionality you typically associate with using a personal computer is now available - wirelessly - on a handheld device. Many smartphones support GPS (global positioning system) functionality using 3G or 4G connectivity, so you always know exactly where you are, and you can find directions to your destination in moments.

Multimedia Functions

Smartphones not only allow you to store and play your entire collection of music, they allow you to download and watch movies and television shows. You can also download and listen to podcasts. You can also keep up with your reading using either an eBook reader, or the smartphone's ability to play audio books. Whether you're stuck at the airport, trapped in a traffic jam or bored in a business meeting, your favorite media is at your fingertips.


Perhaps the greatest advantage to owning a smartphone is the availability of thousands of small applications - called apps. A wide variety of apps can be downloaded from online stores, allowing you customize and personalize your phone. Games, photo utilities, online magazines and interactive reference apps can help enhance how you use your smartphone. Most apps must be purchased, but are inexpensive. Several apps are free. The small size of most apps, combined with the large storage capacity available on smartphones means you can have dozens or even hundreds of apps stored on your smartphone - an app for whatever you are in the mood for or whatever you need to get done.

Remote Office
Many smartphones offer functions and apps so you can remain productive no matter where you go. A variety of productivity apps - including word processors, personal organizers and spreadsheet programs - coupled with smartphones featuring built-in QWERTY keyboards make working on these handheld devices easy. Microsoft offers a special version of its Office application suite for the Windows 7 Phone platform. Note-taking and calendar apps with reminders help you stay organized and make sure you don't forget important tasks. High-quality cameras are now standard on smartphones, allowing you to takd photos while you are working with a client at their business site. Many smartphones also feature voice recorders so you can record important business meetings.


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