After only a decade, smartphone technology is so successful that businesses can hardly imagine a day without them. In addition to telephone, today almost all the smartphones can natively provide directions through GPS, take pictures, play music and keep track of appointments and contacts by installing applications; the least of possible uses of smartphones is multiplied by tens of thousands and increases day by day. Today’s smartphones can send text messages; access the Internet, email updates, record videos and photos, update Facebook and Twitter status, and more. Although the above points are common to all smartphones, other more specific features define a smartphone.
Old school mobile phones can call and send text messages. While this may carry your message, you will be able to communicate also on smartphones. You can not only call, send SMS and instant messages, but also access e-mail, instant photos, video calls, and video conferences. You can also stay connected via social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
- Web everywhere
Initially, the Internet was looking for an office where the cable could reach a PC. Wireless access and laptops have moved the Internet to virtually anywhere in the home or office, but smartphone technology, including wireless broadband, has made it to the subway, cars and the park. Wherever there is cellular coverage. Also, the latest smartphones can view nearly as much of the Internet as PCs, including games and HD video.
- Merging Devices
You may be in need of a daily routine. You need your mobile phone and your PDA. You may also need an MP3 player, an e-book reader, a camera, and a GPS device. Thanks to miniaturised hardware including a processor, speakers, camera, GPS receiver, wireless adapter and a high-resolution touch screen in a cellphone-sized device, a smartphone offers all these features in your pocket, read a sales brochure before a meeting, and send an ad to their office through a mobile hotspot.
- Endless Apps
At the end of the 20th century, computer applications exploded. The beginning of the 21st century offers hundreds of thousands of apps for smartphones. The sensors built into the smartphone as well as portability and programmability have made it a device with almost unlimited applications. In addition to the multitude of gaming and productivity applications, health and fitness apps track mileage, calories burned, and even your current heartbeat rate. Internet radio and podcasting applications put you in touch with new audio worlds. Compass applications, upgrade applications, and flashlights offer manual programs. Apps that allow you to paint and edit pictures or create music using your creativity.