Be careful before you give your entire digital life to a smartphone. If you choose wrong, so you can look forward to frustration, helplessness and an urge to smash your new gadget into the asphalt.
The advanced mobile peaking constant sales lists and it is almost impossible to walk the streets without constant ridicule people who are messing with the touch screens. But what to choose and is there anything that can quickly end up being a little too cumbersome and complicated?
What is a smartphone?
Simply said, it’s a mini computer, you may have in your pocket that functions as an alternative to your laptop when you travel. A good smartphone keeps track of your contacts, calendar, emails, text messages and lets you keep track of your friends on Facebook, send out updates on Twitter and of course surf the net. It is also your movie and music player and your camera for emergencies.
In short: it is your entire digital life in a small package.
If we are truly serious, then there are currently only two really good platforms to choose from: Apple‘s iPhone and Google‘s Android operating system. The former have shown no introduction. Apple’s iPhone have taken the country by storm and for a long time it was virtually impossible to muster the latest 3GS-model in this country.
Google Android is a slightly more mixed bag. There are many manufacturers who make Android phones and the platform has evolved so quickly that there are phones out in the hands of people with version 1.5, 1.6, 2.0 and 2.1 of the operating system. It may soon be a little confusing.
Although Nokia is moving in the right direction and doing a good job with Nokia Ovi Market (where you can buy and download Nokia OVI applications), so it’s hard to recommend the Finns Symbian based cell phones than an iPhone or a good Android mobile. It’s the same story with the Sony Ericsson mobiles. On paper fails to nothing, but is often the performance. It is here that Apple and Google have excel law – despite the fact that both Android and iPhone is packed with functionality and options, so it is often easy and intuitive to figure out everything.
Microsoft is on track with Windows seven Phone and although the company says that the current Windows Mobile 6.5 are not left behind, then we can with good conviction shall not recommend Windows Mobile based smart phones to new buyers at the moment.
The first Windows 7 Phone-mobiles should find the Danish store shelves by the end of the year, and pt. it seems that Microsoft is ready with an exciting alternative to the iPhone and Android.
The conclusion is that the typical individual who is keen to cram a smartphone in your pocket, should choose either an iPhone or a newer Android mobile. Here you get for a pleasant user experience and encounters rarely complicated setup, complicated settings or lots of software errors that make your everyday life into a nightmare.
But what do you know if you crammed an iPhone in your pocket?
Apple will not win on specifications or functionality. Indeed, it has taken the company a long time to get the iPhone up to par with competitors in terms of features. You can find alternatives with better screens, more megapixel on the camera and longer battery life.
The iPhone as it is to function. It may sound a little strange, but one is actually very complicated to make the software in a smartphone, so it is intuitive and easy to use. That is what Apple can. Most tasks are simple and elegant and it alone is good reason to buy an iPhone.
Easy with iTunes
It is also wonderful easy to sync music and podcasts with iTunes software for Windows and Mac, and we must not forget the Apple App Store, where you can choose from hundreds of different apps. There are plenty of free apps, but you’re not much for pulling credit card out, you can also buy good quality apps tl reasonable prices or choose from many surprisingly good game.
The biggest problem with the iPhone at present is that mobile can not run multiple apps simultaneously. This means you can not have a program running in the background while you just do something else. Get instance. an SMS and will read it immediately, then you have to interrupt what you’re up in – it can be music streaming from P3, a game or such. a conversation via Skype.
This restriction will be removed this summer when Apple launches Version 4.0 of its OS. With the new iPhone software will 3GS could multitask and quickly switch between apps. The old 3G model will be abandoned.
A recent Android mobile is almost as smooth and easy to use as Apple’s iPhone. In some areas it may still fall somewhat through, but often it is a flavor taste whether one is more for Android or Apple.
A typical Android mobile can be the same as an iPhone and are often just as easy to set up, but a slight advantage in being able to run multiple apps simultaneously. On Android will become you also oriented at a slightly different way than the iPhone. Here is your notifications shown in the top of the screen that you can then pull out with your finger to get easy access to the SMS message, the new e-mail or music player that might run in the background.
Android can handle small widgets to your home screen so you can have a home screen a photo frame of your favorite photos, updates from Facebook or a widget that displays the weather forecast. It is actually incredibly useful and it is something you soon miss on the iPhone.
Android can not synchronize directly with iTunes, so you’re forced to use Windows Media Player or similar programs. You can always just pull the files or folders onto your mobile phone via Windows Explorer on PC or Finder on the Mac.
What is Android?
As mentioned earlier, there are many Android phones on the market, but fortunately there is currently. only a few really good models to choose from.
Are you looking for a really good Android mobile has the appearance of order and not take up too much in the pocket, so select The new HTC Legend. It comes with 3.2-inch screen, latest version of Android, and has excellent integration with Facebook and Twitter. HTC has also added their own interface on top of Android that makes it all work better and look more sexy looking.
Are you still to save up, wait possibly. on Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S. The coming this summer and looks like a bit of a winner. Get a 4-inch large screen, fast processor, 5-megapixel camera and Android operating system in version 2.1. Most impressive, perhaps it is only 9.9 millimeters thin.