Smartphones are among the most popular tech gadgets available today. Most smartphones have their fan bases made up of people who are unlikely to switch to other brands. But what is it about these devices that make them so compelling?
Smartphones are basically mini computers capable of delivering rapid processing speed and a fair amount of storage space. The fact that they cost so much more than the typical cellular phone is no deterrent. Users are more than willing to shell out hundreds of dollars for all the features that these phones offer. Some of these are:
Smartphones are Wi-Fi capable, and can therefore detect a wireless signal once available which allows the user to connect easily.
Bluetooth allows for the quick transfer of files from one phone to another.
GPS is becoming a standard feature of the smartphones. This system allows users to find locations easily and get access to all kinds of information like weather updates.
A new feature of smartphones is video chat. A smartphone owner can now have a live video conversation with another person who also has this feature. This is offered by more than one brand, but there may be slight differences in sound and video quality based on the phone, the signal strength, and the service provider.
Anyone who loves technology will appreciate just how far smartphones have come. Their computing ability actually rivals some PCs being offered today. Manufacturers are so dedicated to the idea of delivering quality products that they are making the best use of proprietary operating systems.
There has been a sharp increase in demand for software for these products. Apple, more than any other provider has managed to capitalize on the need for applications. Smartphone applications have now become a billion dollar industry.