Smart phones have taken the world by storm. It all began with the first mobile phones in the 1950s. Remember when you used to think mobile phones were the neatest things ever invented; how cool it was to be able to carry a phone with you no matter where you went?
Nowadays, you can do just about anything with your phone and it made us think, isn't it about time we pay tribute to our favorite item in the world of technology? Where would we be without our smart phones? Almost 40% of the population in the United States has smart phones and those numbers show no signs of slowing down. One day, and it may not be too far in the future, most people will probably own a smart phone.
Never Miss A Beat
When you have a smart phone, you are constantly connected with your friends, family and the rest of the world. You can easily keep up with what all of your loved ones are up to, the latest celebrity gossip, the stock market and so much more. You never have to wonder what happened while you were away from your computer because you can do just about anything on your phone that can be done on your laptop or desktop these days.
Access Everything from Anywhere: For Work or Play
Need to check up on your bank account to make sure that check cleared? How about check your email to see if your client got back to you on that deal or check out your friends' latest blog entry? All of this can be done from your smart phone.
Maybe you are working on a spreadsheet for work, or possibly a power point presentation? Instead of staying late at the office, you can easily connect your phone to your files and get them done from anywhere. Less time in the office means more time you can enjoy with your family and friends and you can lounge around in your PJs if wanted; instead of being in a stuffy office late in an uncomfortable chair. There are many applications out there that actually allow you to collaborate on documents as well as other files, letting you see changes made in real-time. Need to live chat with the person you are working on a project with? You have the option to do that as well.
You Can Leave Your Laptop at Home
One of the best things about smart phones is the fact that they are extremely lightweight; definitely a step up from lugging around a large computer. There is no more need to carry around a laptop with you everywhere. You can literally have all of your work, all of your contacts; your games etc in the palm of your hand and they can also fit nicely in your pocket while you're on the move. Check in as little or as much as you'd like.
Smart Phones and Students
Smart phones work wonders for students, both in college or high school. A lot of the time your textbooks can be found online so you don't have to strain your back like you used to. Why carry around a ton of additional weight when you can potentially have everything in the palm of your hand? Plus, most teachers these days will display your assignments and even class notes online so you can have that important information with you no matter where you are. Remember how stressful it used to be when you had to miss a day; catching up on notes wasn't something to look forward to. Now, you can get things done before you return to class, saving you time and stress.
You're Never Bored on the Go
When you have a smart phone, there is no way to get bored while on the go. Waiting at your doctor's office for your appointment? Whip out your phone and you can play games, read your favorite books, talk to your friends or keep up on the latest world news.
If you're one of those people who gets those random ideas out of the blue and you can't seem to figure out the name of a certain actor in the film you just saw with your family or maybe what day your son's game is, then we think you'll really enjoy having a smart phone. You can go to Google and search to your heart's content. Many wireless carriers offer great deals on unlimited data packages. When the sky is the limit; you really can dream big.
Cool New Features
Some of the neatest features of 2012 are going to completely blow you away. Technology just keeps getting more and more brilliant. The Samsung Galaxy S III is a phone we definitely have had our eyes on for quite some time. Its features are definitely worth mentioning.
The newest Galaxy has Smart Stay software which allows your phone to ‘know' when you are looking at it. Once you look away, the backlight will turn off; saving your battery life and saving you the frustration of your phone going black when you're in the middle of something.
The Direct Call feature available on this phone will also call the person you are currently texting if you lift the phone to your ear so you don't have to fumble with your phone to dial. Another feature we love is called Smart Alert. It actually recognizes when you step away from your phone. Once you return to the room, your phone will vibrate to let you know you have missed notifications. We've all been there, missed a call but had no idea because we were so focused on the task at hand. No more checking your phone obsessively as you leave and return.
These are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to amazing features of 2012. There are an abundance of fantastic new features being created all of the time and there are no signs of them slowing down. It seems like anything is possible. If you can think it, someone is probably going to create it sometime soon in the future.
Have you heard of the application that allows you to start your car from your cell phone or even turn on the lights in your home? How about the one that ‘tells' your DVR to record your favorite show when you are out of the house? The possibilities seem to be endless. One day our phones may just be the single item we use for everything in our lives. It's funny looking back in time because most of us would not have believed a cell phone would be able to do such things and this is just the beginning.
Perfect for Everyone
It doesn't matter if you own a business, want to own a business, use your phone for work or just need a phone to keep you entertained; smart phones are the perfect option for everyone. There are so many different options out there and more coming out all of the time. Whether you are looking for something with a long battery life, many free applications and games, or maybe just something with the most memory to store all of your information; there is definitely something out there for you.
Nathan Baylis loves his phones and gadgets. His latest acquisition is a BlackBerry Bold 9700. Nathan likes writing about gadgets, technology and their impact on day to day life.