Smartphones are a hype, yes – but they’re the practical kind of hype. In fact, the very few business magnates who stray from technology actually find smartphones to be the most enjoyable, intuitive, and certainly the most practical piece of electronic device they’ve used. Apart from the usual SMS and telephony features, smartphones are capable of:
1. Fetching emails without prompting your username and password every single time.
2. QUERTY keypad and touch screen capabilities, making it easier for you to type and not get your fingers stressed out.
3. Opening word processing and spreadsheet applications (and not to mention slideshows), resulting in full-scale editability for important documents without turning on your desktop/laptop computer.
4. Expanded storage of up to 64GB in some high-end smartphones. This way, you can store as many documents, videos, and pictures as you possibly can without worrying about storage space.
5. Gaining nearly full functionality of almost every website, including social media networks. Uploading photos and videos are also done in a snap, as long as you have a good 3G or Wi-Fi connection. 4G speeds on mobile devices are nowadays are now tantamount to the speeds of desktop/laptop computers. oppo f11 pro
6. Crisp clear photos and videos, exuding rich quality and vibrant colors. Smartphones seldom come short of high-end cameras, with some even exceeding the 10 megapixel quality commonly utilized by camera-only devices. High-resolution photos and videos will prove useful for sellers who don’t want the hassle of bringing (or even owning) a camera with them.
7. Compass, Maps & GPS for easier navigation. Google Maps can easily be accessed through your smartphone, ridding you of long-winding drives that lead nowhere near your itinerary. Apart from being easy to use, most location-sensing applications are free. Nokia recently announced that its maps feature is free for lifetime use, as long as the user is accessing it from a Nokia device.
8. Tons of free (and paid) business, social, and leisure applications. Nokia’s Ovi Store, RIM’s Blackberry App World, Apple’s iTunes Store, Samsung’s BADA Marketplace, and Google’s Android Market offer millions (and rapidly multiplying) applications. From time-consuming games to real-world business solutions, the hundreds thousands of developers the world over have it made for you.
9. Style and simplicity. Gone are the days where a geek looked utterly faux pas because all of the peripherals he’s wearing inside his pockets. New smartphones are now nearing the processing power utilized by laptop/desktop computers. Soon enough, smartphones will raise the bar and hopefully rid the world of bulky, carbon-dioxide-emitting machines we currently call “computers”.