A lot of things happened in the world in 1992. One of them that has also brought change in our lives and is still bringing change, is the invention of the smartphone. IBM invented the smartphone in 1992 and released it for purchase in 1994. It was called the Simon Personal Communicator (SPC). What are valuable reasons you should invest in a smartphone now?
A smartphone is a cell phone that allows you to do more than just make phone calls and send text messages. Smartphones can be used to browse the Internet and run software programs just like a computer. Modern smartphones use a touch screen to allow users to interact with them. Apart from social media, now you can use a smartphone for the following reasons.
- Personal development
- Client communications. if you are a business person, there is so much you can complete if you don’t have a laptop close by
- Side hustle
- Growing your network
There are more valuable reasons to invest in a smartphone apart from the ones i have mentioned. The 2006 LG Prada was the first capacitive touchscreen phone. Although it was developed in the 1940s but it was not until the mid 1980s that they became widely available. By 2011, it was estimated that more calls were made using mobile phones than wired devices.
With social media, we have met some very great people who we are learning a few things from for free, In my case business men like Gary Vee . WhatsApp is used by businesses as a quick way of getting in touch. The introduction of the blue tick has put a lot of us at ease. It is a good way to confirm that the Recipient has read your message.
Listening to podcasts. Podcast has been a life changing thing. You can listen to anything you want and subscribe to get new content as soon as it is posted. Instagram also has that feature, now you don’t have to scroll and wait for your followers to post. You can just turn on post notifications.
Writing a shopping list, asking questions from google search. Going to new places is easy, just talk to your friend Siri. As an iPhone user, I have the little Notes app on my phone, I write things that might help me when I am writing my article. *Other mobile devices available also.
There are more valuable reasons to invest in a smartphone now, just for your personal development. Most mothers use this as a way to keep their children busy. I hope other mums are doing so, otherwise i might think i was a crazy mum.
Smartphones are a key platform for social networking features, and the more we use them, the more useful the address book becomes. Most offices have both landline and smartphone. Many businesses have joined the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) trend and may have no problem with you using personal devices for business purposes, especially if those devices make you more efficient.
The smartphone has also helped with the improvement of customer service. This may take a while, especially when it comes to big brands. If you own a small restaurant and something happened, maybe a strand of hair in customer food. Then it might really cost you a lot. Trip advisor is one of the most used sites when you are planing to visit a place or a hotel. Social media has really helped when it comes to hotel marketing. We have seen office events and photos and it has been a great way for big brands to connect with their customers.
Online banking has made our life easy. With lots of banks having their Apps, it’s easy now to do transactions online and fast. Sending text in groups like whatsApp group video for communication. Smartphones have really helped fast communication; especially in Africa where electricity keeps going down. When you have your data, you can still get some work done, provided your phone is charged. It’s normal to stay without electricity even for two days in Kenya.
Publish your article from your phone, although I don’t like it, it’s still possible. I normally comment through my email just with my phone. The list of uses for smartphones might never end. Sometimes we just tpe random questions in google about skin care Taking care of your skin . I also googled Dutch guy the third time i went on a date with my husband. I am sure we all have, if you don’t get your smart phone now.
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