The purpose of this study is to expand the boundaries of our knowledge by exploring some relevant facts and figures related to the impact of digitalization on Smartphone. In this paper, the author will evaluate the impact in terms of infrastructure, hardware and software. Smart phones were first offered at the beginning of the 21st century and essentially are a combination of the cellular phone and personal digital assistant, a type of mobile computer (such as the Palm Pilot). Popular varieties include Microsoft Windows-based devices, Google Android-based devices, the BlackBerry, and Apple's iPhone. As with previous telephony technology, they were originally introduced as a business tool and largely eliminated office walls and expanded workdays. With capabilities such as mobile telephony, e-mail, Internet, word processing, and spreadsheet applications, business now may be conducted virtually anywhere, at any time of day or night (Lax, 2009, pp. 90-99).
“To assess the impact of Smart Phone Technology on the society”
The growth and pervasiveness of cyberspace since the late 1990s was fuelled by the digital convergence of different media (Ling, 2004, pp. 34-37). Electronic devices, such as computers, television sets, cameras, and smart phones, can share data through portable supports or networks. Moreover, a single device, such as a telephone handset, has now “multimedia” capabilities: The user may take photos, watch TV, navigate the Web, and connect to sites and applications where he or she can read newspapers, send e-mail, do shopping, play online games, and so on (Malecki, 2007, pp. 56-59).
Smart phones have without a doubt improved user's accessibility to the internet and have improved ways of communication tremendously. There are many different applications a user can download from the “marketplace” application that is preloaded into smart phones as well. Some of these applications that are available are games, navigation applications, antivirus programs, instant messaging, and many more (Lax, 2009, pp. 90-99).
The original intent of smart phones were to enhance everyday life and make things such as, the internet, email, entertainment, more accessible and convenient, but this is not the only affect these phones have had on our society as a whole. Smart phones and other advanced technology have now begun to affect our social behaviour as well. Slowly over time they have become a part of American's daily life style. With the excessive use of Smart phone ...