According to IDC research, more than 1 billion smartphones were sold in the year 2013, marking a slow yet a certain trend that smartphones are gradually taking the world by storm. There are several perks of owning a smartphone namely their affordability, functionality, productivity and connectivity which is exactly the reason why we believe that it is time to become a smartphone user.
Smartphones have yet to reach the performance of desktop PC’s and laptops but their affordability is one of the reasons why many are replacing them as their device of choice. Currently, only smartphones running the Android operating system are being sold by vendors that are priced at an affordable rate, which is probably the reason why the Android operating system holds the larger share in the global market. In the third quarter of 2013, IDC recorded that Android’s global market share was standing in at 81 percent, followed by the iOS (12.9%) and then the Windows Phone operating system (3.6%). Seeing how consumers love to afford products that are priced perfectly and also serve an advantage, smartphones have managed to fulfill this exact purpose.
Most of the operations that you used to do from your laptop and desktop computers can now easily be performed from your smartphones. Ranging from composing and checking emails, to checking and editing documents, spread sheets and powerpoint presentations; right down to viewing and streaming media such as listening to music and videos, the level of functionality that is accompanied while owning a smartphone is definitely a benefit you can’t miss. You will no longer be confined to your desktop and laptop computers when you have your smartphones anywhere you’re at.
Since smartphone users are not confined to just one location, productivity can be increased when owning a smartphone. This is possible as you can move freely with a smartphone and perform tasks when you are constantly on the move. To assist smartphone users in increasing the productivity in their lives, smartphones have been equipped with applications (or apps for short) that turn these smartphones into personal data assistants, allowing you to create reminders, record special events in calendars, use fitness apps to record your daily workout routine and many other tasks.
Staying connected with your friends and family on the go also happens to be one of the perks of owning a smartphone. Since social networking platforms like Facebook and Twitter have their own mobile apps, all smartphones users have to do is to download these apps and they can immediately stay connected. Not only this, but cheap calling service providers have their own mobile apps as well in order to facilitate users for making cheap international calls from smartphones. With a wide range of services offered from these calling service providers, smartphones users can thoroughly stay connected with their friends and loved ones.
Smartphone users are expected to reach the 1.75 billion mark by the end of 2014, which only means that the usage and popularity of these devices will keep increasing as time passes.
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