Soon checking your e mails over a smartphone will be a history. Today, the teenagers are smart enough while using mobile devices, be it texting or trying some other apps over it. Within a span of mere two years, we have seen a drastic increase in teenagers using Smartphone, the count is up by 26 percent, which is more than the adult use. While it’s a fact that teens now want advance cell phone devices, and same is the story of teens (kids’ group between 8 to 12 years old). So it’s pretty inevitable that manufacturers give a heed to the demands of this section of society.
Smartphone for teens
A study indicates that this is the group which seems to be very demanding when it comes to modern day cell or Smartphone. A survey revealed that 47 percent of teenagers use cell phone cameras to click photos. They share them over the social networking sites through sharing pictures and videos option, and surf web over their cell phones. Thus, they are more tech savvy than any other age group. One of the best smartphone for the teens is Xperia Mini Pro.
However, even though the teenagers use modern day cell phone devices, the fact is that models like Motion’s BlackBerry or CrackBerry and Palm’s Treo are manufactured for the business class, as corporate people need to keep track of their business mails. The Smartphone technology comes at a high cost and teenagers cannot afford to have them. Nevertheless, the manufactures are coming up with versions in low cost to make it affordable for teenagers. In line with it, Samsung has slashed down its Smartphone price which is now available at 100 dollars with a two-year contract.
Teenagers prefer to carry lighter and sleeker phones with more number of multimedia and other applications. Thus, of late the markets are getting flooded with such mobiles. Moreover, neither do they want the manufacturers to treat them as kids and design cell phones which appear for kids. The impact has been obvious with AT & T closing up its product which they introduced for kids in 2005. Treating them as adults, the cell phone manufacturers have started meeting the demands accordingly. So, we see devices with no call mom or call dad buttons, which was present in earlier versions of Flyphone. Its newer versions would encompass more applications like Camera, MP3 player, games and powerful picture sharing competence.
Other manufactures too have started embarking with products with cutting edge technologies for teenagers. For instance, Helio, an LA-based company, came up with a model called Ocean having two sliding keypads. Having advanced applications like full QWERTY keyboard, GPS services and MySpace applications, it has reached close to Smartphones now. Though it has been designed for teenagers as target group, its cost around 300 dollars. Meanwhile, Sprint (Charts, Fortune 500), AT&T (Charts), Verizon (Charts, Fortune 500) or T-Mobile, too are likely to join the row in the future.
The manufacturers and markets have finally got their clue and would work out their plans to provide the best to their future targets and the teenagers themselves will find their means to get what they want with all possible means. We may even see the manufactures bringing down the cost to meet their consumers requirement. Whatever may the future hold, it’s now a well known fact that smart phone devices are most effectively used by teenagers and thus they make most important target for the manufacturers.