The Future of Smartphones

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Smartphones play a major role in today’s society, but to a certain extent. Many consumers believe that as of now, smartphones consist of many deficiencies. Here are a few reasons that explain why consumers view smartphones in this sort of manner.

1. They are seen as an expensive item to buy, ranging from $100-$200 up front.
2. They are expensive to own, ranging from $95-$120 per month.
3. Financial assurance is necessary because in order to get a smartphone, a two-year carrier contract is required, with a heavy early termination fee.
4. Smartphones have the tendency of being too complex for consumers. It is common that those who have a smartphone tend to only use the essential functions instead of downloading new applications.
5. They lack battery life. Many features phones can last days without charging, compared to a smartphone that needs to be charged almost daily.

Due to these reasons, I believe that smartphones will not be used by everyone in society next year. Once smartphone companies have addressed these issues, smartphones will begin to take place in the majority of the cell phone market.

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3 comments:

Kelsey Hagelberg March 21, 2011 at 2:56 PM  

I personally wouldn't want a smartphone. I know they may be handy for those who don't have laptops, but what if you do have a laptop? With all these technology, personal communication is going to be completely erased.

Morgan Fleener March 21, 2011 at 7:08 PM  

Having a Blackberry has been nice for me, but paying the $25 internet fee a month hasn't always been the greatest. It will be interesting to see if society upgrades because of our world being so based on technology.

Tess Myer March 22, 2011 at 1:33 PM  

Smartphones do seem like a very expensive luxury for people to have. I went to yesterdays Webinar though and every person there that had a smartphone checked their internet information on them, so they would almost be worth the money if you thought about the money you wouldn't be spending on the internet at home.

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