December 26, 2011

Top 4 Affordable Smartphones on the Market

Smartphones are some of the best inventions ever. With a smartphone, you can talk, text and cruise the Net from just about anywhere. These are the top 4 smartphones that won’t make you take out a second mortgage to afford them.

Motorolla Droid Bionic

This is one powerful phone, and it’d make a great prepaid cell phone. With this much battery power, the huge screen and its dual core 1ghz processors, the Bionic could give Lee Majors a run for his money.

Apple iPhone 4

Apple’s latest entry runs well on its battery, carrying you through the day while feeling great in your hands. Everybody knows that your comfort level while using your phone says a lot about your tendency to get involved. Your desire to find a great price on a phone also says a lot about how good the deal is that you’ll end up finding.

HTC Thunderbolt

Do you need speed but still want to be able to afford it? If that’s the case, the Thunderbolt is your baby. They’re just making it to the secondary market as people who always need something new sell them for next week’s plaything. This means a great deal is also a great find.

Google Nexus S

Google’s device is still very solid despite being an entire year old — which is the cell phone equivalent of a 20-year-old car. Regardless, its expandability makes it an extremely solid device, and its operating system more than makes up for being just middling at raw speed.

Smart Phones

Just a short time ago phone use was limited by the cord attached to it. When cell phones were introduced they were a novelty. Usage of cell phones increased to the point that they were replacing the traditional landlines that were a standard artifact in each home. Those previous lines of communication have become the dinosaur of the new age. Phone books continue to get smaller as more and more people ditch the land line in favor of portable communication.

The evolution of land line phones to cell phones and text messaging has now been developed to include access to the functions of the internet. Desktop computers have been put aside in favor of the portable laptop and now those laptops are in danger with the introduction of the smart phone. A cell phone is no longer a means of one person talking to another while traveling from one point to the next. The smart phone has replaced every separate applicable communication tool that has come before it. This replacement has incorporated all of these tools into one small portable device. A smart phone has become a highly prized possession.

Owners of a Droid or I Phone can talk or text. Email is a button click away, keeping an on the go employee informed up to the minute. Commute time is made bearable by the background music, reading materials and web browsing available on the smart phone. The all important social networking capabilities are readily available at the touch of a button. This availability allows people to remain connected in the very busy world that we all live in.

Whichever reason justifies entry into the world of a smart phone market, know that you will not be disappointed. For a relatively reasonable cost you can enter a world were everything is available at your fingertips.

Free Ringtones and More: Cellular Customization

Mobile Phone showing multimedia options
Image by johnmuk via Flickr

It is an age of communication — the world is defined to cellular words, sounds defying all distance; branding the miles easy and the continents all found. There are no limitations. There are no boundaries. There is instead only the press of a button and the beginnings of a conversation. Phones have marked the years all convenient.

But even convenience can seem irksome when forced to bland appearances and standard tunes. Cell phones — despite all of their many advantages — have often been lamented within the public. The necessity of calls isn’t reconciled with the need for creativity. The equipment is often a careful efficiency, lacking all design. This leaves users unimpressed, wondering how to make their most valued companion an extension of themselves.

It’s simpler than you think.

Phones can now be customized — made distinctive through quick choices and easy additions.

One: Free Ringtones. Sound is not meant to be controlled by manufacturers. It is instead to be chosen by the user. Ringtones can be redefined, selected to reflect tastes and moods. Each song can announce a specific caller, allowing for a more personalized experience.

Two: Wallpapers. The days of dull screens and empty corners are gone. Individuals can instead select the wanted backgrounds and photographs for their phones. These replace the wasted space and provide easy entertainment.

Three: Applications. None could confuse cell phones as mere methods of communication. They are instead the gateways to all information; and applications (more commonly called apps) therefore become essential. These endless softwares allow users to create an experience that is purely their own. Infuse a phone with new capabilities and amusements, gaining access to all virtual thrills.

No individuals are identical. No needs are the same. It is impossible therefore to demand that users maintain the factory standards of their phones. They must instead change the technology and make it a more personal ideal.

Computer Hardware and Cell Phones

Cut-away cell phone
Image via Wikipedia

Technology advances at an exponential rate and perhaps nowhere is that more apparent with computer hardware than in the field of mobile phones. Today a handheld device you use to make a phone call has the computational power that required a room full of computers back in the 60s. And making a phone call is almost a mere byproduct of what some of these devices are capable of now.

The first cell phones looked like bricks with an antenna and were marginally better at getting you connected. Connectivity, battery life, overall weight in general, there were many factors that needed to be worked on and improved if this technology was going to stay.

Attention was paid and mobile phones have become one of the most rapidly evolving technologies available to the consumer. It is rare to find today a cellphone device that is only designed to make a call. No, they have evolved, as have their users, into devices that can keep you in touch with the world.

Mobile phones have capabilities once unheard of. You can make a call to almost any part of the world on a cell phone today. The list of features you would find included are likely more than you would ever end up using on a daily basis. Digital cameras are built into many phones, ranging anywhere in power from two to five megapixels. Full keyboards, practical or accessed by touchscreen enable one to text messages. With access to WiFi relatively easy to find, certain phones enable you to surf the web. Movies may be downloaded and watched with apps on some phones. Many phones have functions similar to those of a computer desktop, with clock, calendar and computational capabilities.

And as computer hardware and chip technology grows ever more advanced, we are only going to see the features included on our phones grow more sophisticated as well.