Smartphones, The Reason Why You Should Buy One

Protected by Copyscape Unique Content Check
Published: 10th January 2011
Views: N/A

During this day and age, I can't really identify anyone I know who wouldn't benefit from buying and using a Smartphone. Even my mother and father, who are now both in their seventies, would find a smartphone is a useful device. Your modern smartphone is a true multimedia device. Like working with a desktop within your pocket, it is space age technology, even further ahead than the Tricorder in Star Trek! Let us look at the features of the good smartphone and see how useful they are.


What a bit of kit! GPS is what really sets the smartphone apart from lesser devices. Now, you comprehend where that you are, wherever you are. And more importantly, you now know where you're going. With applications like Heyway, you don't even will want to phone your friend to tell them whre abouts you are. Even better - you do not have to talk to them to guide them to you. Google maps will take care of that. So, a crowded bar, a great deal of noise, a conversation with someone you can't hear, to guide them to a bar you don't know. This is now all a thing from the past.

Camera and Video:

A camera and a video camera. Awesome. Back in the old days, you'd see something in a street which was interesting, stand and watch for a while and then later whenever you were in the pub, hold your mates spellbound with a fascinating rendition of the story, Peter Ustinov style. And now and again you'll still want to do this. Especially if you want to decorate the account a bit. But, you now possess the choice to take a picture, or even a video of the whole episode.

Take an occasion I came upon last week. I'm walking along Regent Street, minding my own business, as you do. I see a crowd around a store just past Hamley's. Like a Meer cat, my neck's up and I'm trying to find the action. It's a shoplifter. He is being held in the headlock position by 3 security guards. Prada. I have not seen any real life or quality action like this for days (I was in Brixton last week). There is a large amount of shouting and he's actually doing quite good considering he's outnumbered three to one. Quick as a flash, I whip out my iphone and start video recording. This is just the sort of footage which will grant you centre stage at my weekly meeting of geeky friends in the pub. The disturbance continues for several more minutes. The handbag (yes, a handbag!) he has stolen is retrieved before police are called to take his details and ensure that he gets a warning and a vacation to the Bahamas for being underprivileged and having to steal. And I get to hold court showing the video and explaining to my friends what a stimulating, diverse and dangerous part of town I work in. Every one is a winner.


Not only do you take the photographs and video footage, but using the large memory in a smart phone, it's possible to store it. And that means that all the photos I take, and even the one's I download form another camera, are always with me. Pictures of my family and friends and fascinating videos of shoplifters. I can access them anywhere and at anytime. Much like carrying a photo album in the pocket.

Music and Video:

Having a smartphone you've always got your favourite tune to hand. And thus there is never a dull moment. I make a copy of every tune I have ever liked on my iphone. From Steps Gold to The Saturdays. Over 2000 tracks. Rock and Roll. Or in this case, cheesy pop. But it get's even better. If you're a genuine luddite and you don't read books, it is easy to even watch feature films on them.

The Internet:

The greatest invention since fire and having access to it from the phone. Could you ever have imagined this in 1998? I hardly need to wax lyrical concerning the virtues of the internet, but having access to it from anywhere, at any time, well it is definately more than the civilization deserves. And never again is there an outrageous statistic or fact uttered in the comfort of the local pub that can not be instantly verified. From football statistics to physics, the oracle is inside your pocket.

Calenders, alarms and organisers:

It goes without saying, you can use your smartphone to organise your life. It has killed off PDAs and alarm clocks. And you never will need to have a pen and notebook if you've got a smartphone. Which can only be the best thing.

Applications or Apps:

Third-party applications. A genius invention that has driven the achievement of the iphone in particular. From business applications to entertainment and all in between. Ranging in cost from your free to your ridiculous price and in usefulness from the inane to your necessary. There are actually now more 300,000 of them.

Telephone calls:

Yes, even having a myriad of functions and capabilities, the smartphone can still make and receive cell phone calls. Thus the smartphone is the best invention of your 21st Century - so far. If you haven't got one, go and buy one today. It is going to change your life. And if you don't have enough money one, sell something. Your spare TV, your old phone or your desktop. You could even try shoplifting on Regent Street. Just stay away from the handbag shop near Hamley's...

This does not cover everything which is involved, but hopefully I have given you an insight in to what's involved. There are a good amount of ebooks and such material that you can find on the world wide web. I always go to a company called computer repair london. They do not just repair pcs, they also provide IT support as well and they really are always helpfull should you get stuck on anything technical.

This article is copyright

Report this article Ask About This Article

More to Explore