Thursday, April 29, 2010

Smartphones, Necessity or Superfluous?

In the January 28, 2010 issue of the New York Times, an article by Jenna Wortham appeared talking about the problems with smart phones and how they overtax wireless systems. She cites that certain features, such as streaming video, radio or using navigation systems use up so many MB that the efficiency of such smart phones has greatly decreased.While companies such as Apple and AT&T keep developing new technologies, the systems the new devices operate on are slow. Customers grow increasingly frustrated with the technologies and the limits they force on the devices.While advancements in the technological field are claimed to be useful, the systems the devices run on end up being more of a hindrance than one would wish. How can big companies justifiy the developents of smart phones and the like without polishing up the operations the devices run on? Companies should focus more on bringing everything to an equal level rather than let themselves get ahead of where they should be.

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