This one goes out to the millions of people on this spinning rock, hurtling through the vastness of space, who have wondered for maybe a split-second, “Why do I love my smartphone?”
It is my contention that these are the five main reasons, and even if you disagree with the order, any disagreement on the five will see you lashed five times with a whip!
So without further ado:
- Contact & Time Management: Everyone you've ever met, every place you've ever been, and anything you've ever done (or merely scheduled to do) can be saved in these things! It's a diary/phonebook/personal assistant all-in-one. Plus, you can synchronise it with your computer's information (or to a web based/”cloud” service) so you never have to (reasonably) fear losing all that precious information again.
- Email!: You can read and respond to them on the go. No need to be tied to your notebook, desktop, or tablet for that matter. Perhaps most importantly, you can DELETE all the dumb messages before you get home.
- Multimedia: This means listening to Music (bye-bye MP3 player), taking/viewing Photos (see you until I really need you camera), and recording/watching Videos (once again, sayonara camera and video camera). This is awesome for entertainment purposes to say the least.
- Internet: Whether you're browsing websites (I recommend at least 3G access), viewing clips on YouTube, or using one of the myraid apps that use internet access to give you what you
needwant – such as the answer to settle an argument that only a web search can provide. Never before in human history has the access to so much information been literally at your fingertips.
- Games!: Waiting in line at the bank, waiting at the doctor's office, waiting at the airport, waiting... waiting... waiting... End your boredom with a quick and easy game or three!
So there you have it, and I hope these last few minutes entertained and informed you before you start playing around with your smartphone -- again. - QBF
PS: If your smartphone is a BlackBerry, the list is now a Top 6 version, and #1 will always be the BlackBerry Messenger service (BBM) or “digital crack cocaine”, as it was no doubt based upon the pharmaceutical variety.