San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) September 25, 2009 -- Smartphones, the new face of digital communication, provide immediate access to information and communication needs. Offered in numerous models from various companies, the devices provide many of the options available on a personal computer with the added benefits of small size and easy portability. Phones such as Googleâs new MyTouch 3G offer complete operating systems with a pleasing interface. Using either broadband or wifi access, users have the ability to check email and surf the internet or catch up on business like they would on a computer, but with the convenience of a mobile phone.
Available features differ from model to model and include personal organization capabilities, unlimited contact list capabilities which can be synced with an email list, internet capabilities, document viewing options, mp3 storage and music playing software, and camera and video capabilities. Many models also offer an additional interface option such as a full QWERTY keyboard or handwriting recognition.
Those who use their smartphones primarily as personal organizers will appreciate features such as appointment notifications and integrated calendars. Users can synchronize their phones with a program such as Microsoft Outlook or Google calendars which they already have on their laptops.
Phones such as the Blackberry cater to business people who need professional document storage and sharing as well as organizational and communication features. Users can conveniently view files in PDF format or via the phoneâs operating system and can share files quickly and easily from phone to phone. They can also store and operate PowerPoint slideshows, a helpful option for business meetings. Voice recognition ability enables the user to record reminders and voice messages for later access.
Relatively new on the market are phones with GPS navigational technology. The Pharos Traveler, for example, has navigational software and maps already loaded on the device.
The younger generation will be attracted to phones with gaming options and convenient texting features such as the QWERTY keyboard. Some affordable models are available for less than one hundred dollars and provide an excellent introduction to the smartphone world.
Smartphones offer a plethora of capabilities and features for everyone. The wide range of options available on various models means that anyone can find a phone that caters to his situation. Prices range from around one hundred dollars for basic models to six hundred dollars or more for flashier options. Information and communication needs will dictate which model can best accommodate each individual user. New models appear on the market frequently and come equipped with better features and improved operation. Potential buyers can find extensive information about particular models as well as performance reviews and ratings by searching online.