Why Smartphone’s Have Become Integral to Today’s Consumer ?
Over the last few years the Smartphone industry has evolved at an unbelievable rate, with phones now featuring the ability to view Flash content, run multiple apps at any one time and even watch TV. Looking back just a few years ago, none of us would have ever imagined the impact that Smartphone’s could have had on today’s average consumer.
In the past, there was only one real manufacturer of Smartphone’s, Blackberry, which were only really used by those that needed to be connected to their emails at all times and didn’t carry the same power as the new models.
Some of the Smartphones in today’s market are running the same specifications as netbooks and tablets, featuring up to 1ghz processors, up to 1gb of RAM and high definition screens. The availability and considerable price decrease has also added to the incline of Smartphone’s, with all phone models available for free when you sign up for a contract.
The introduction of the Apple iPhone, the HTC range of handsets and numerous new Blackberry handsets, has enticed other household names to enter the market such as Sony Ericsson, Dell, Nokia and Samsung, with most of these producing phones running the Android operating system.
Having spent the last few years making use of features that have become ‘the norm’ I couldn’t imagine what I would do without having access to social media networks, news apps and games. Each of these factors have contributed to the growth of the Smartphone, and with the majority of the population now owning one, I can only see this market going up and up.