Smart Phones- A New Frontier
With the onslaught of new technology in the smart phone field, many of us can simplify our lives with an understanding of what is now available in this emerging market. A host of new applications can make a major contribution to convenience as we learn to utilize this fast changing device. Cross-marketing is becoming the norm in advertising and it has now caught on in the daily use of our personal devices to aid in day to day transactions. This applies to communication as well as other facets of our lives.
You can now use your smart phone as a wallet for many purchases through the use of Google Wallet. This is an Android app that makes your phone your wallet. This app stores a virtual version of your existing Citi MasterCard with PayPass. All it requires is for you to Tap & Go at hundreds of thousands of PayPass acceptance locations. It is much more convenient than fumbling for cash and coupons and it makes checkout a breeze.
The new I-Phone 4 has several new developments that are simply amazing. Through the use of SIRI, a voice activation device, you can now verbally ask your phone a myriad of questions and expect a viable answer. “ What’s the weather like today?” or “Where is the closest bank?” or “ Where is the closest Chinese restaurant?” are all questions easily answered by your phone. The SIRI understands your questions and utilizes the correct app to supply your answers. You can ask you phone through voice recognition to make a call for you, to send messages for you, to schedule meetings, to set reminders and many more functions.
Samsung is introducing on February 19th their new Galaxy Note which is a cross between a smart phone and a tablet notebook computer. This Android phone will feature one of the largest screens on a smart phone to date. The 5.3 inch screen with a stylus is sure to capture the fancy of many who are looking for this type of dual-function device.
Football fans can enter into this fray as well. Smartphone Technologies has launched new official 2012 Live College Clocks and Schedule Widgets for Android phones. You can now get up-to-the minute news on your favorite college or pro teams. Features such as schedules, scores and a dynamic scoreboard that activates when games are in progress are just a few of the new processes available.
We truly are in a new frontier with our smart phones. Do yourself a favor and keep abreast of these developments. It will enhance your day to day life.