The present of smartphone- Paper 2 Pingju


Recently, the technology of cellphone increase very fast. The digital phone hit marketplace, the industry was swept by dramatic expansion. No longer did the phone belong to the business user, but to the general consumer. The customer can use phone to check e-mail, using internet, download music, take high quality photo, GPS device, Home electronics device, bookreader(eReader), and a lot entertainment systems. It is more than just a phone. The cellphone companies like Apple, HTC, Nokia, Motorola or even the Blueberry, all of them are continue to improve the cellphone features, espcially the internet speed  in smartphone. The internet created bigger marketing for cellphone comapnies. Before the smartphone came out, people just can use interent on the computer. But the smartphone changed people life and people new behavior. Now people can use internet in anyplace and anytime if you have a smartphone.  Customer can download different apps from the company system that is the reason why people were eliminate tradition cellphone.  According to the revolution of wireless industry was initiated in business markets, not in consumer markets. For instance, mobile solutions have been particularly attractive in two industries. Retail and health care have gone mobile for similar reasons. In retail, mobile computing has enabled a better point of sale and better customer reach. In health care, we’ve seen a definite rise in health care professionals wanting to improve the point of services at the patient level. This article will discuss what the smartphone role will be in our present and future life. A lot of things will change from paper to mobile forms, smartphone not just a communicate tool.

Apple iPhone

The global mobile phone market have 1 billion mobile phone users during ten years. On the 2005, mobile phone users more than two billion. According to the productivity of smartphone, the price also cheaper than before. On the other hand, the App program also be an important role in the smartphone revolution, especaily the App Store created from Apple. The iPhone change the concept of the smartphone. Since 2005 the Apple iPhone emerged as a cannibalizing platform, made for loading innovative apps, designed with finger-flicking ease-of-use in mind. The first iPhone came out on June 29, 2007. New York Time magazine named it the Invention of the Year in 2007. The Wall Street Journal’s Amol Sharma says Apple’s new iPhone will enter a crowded market for sophisticated cellphones that have entertainment and Web capabilities

Steve job used a multi-touch touchscreen to interact with a computer in a way in which he could type directly onto the display, essentially removing the physical keyboard and mouse, the same as a table computer. Jobs introduced the iPhone as a combination of three devices: a “widescreen iPod with touch controls”; a “revolutionary mobile phone”; and a “breakthrough Internet communicator”. The App Store also changed the smartphone market and human life behavior. The customer can download different category softwares in App Store, like entertaiment, newspaper, magazines, music, dictionary and so on. Some of them are free, some of them need to pay. It was also create a new market for the app progam. Besides iPhone, Android and BlackBerry were followed to develop their own app platforms. In the future develop the new app system will more important than create a new phone.

The iPhone 4S came out on October 4,2011, it was create a new human behavior for the smartphone revolution “Let’s Talk iPhone”. The iPhone 4S introduced a new automated  voice control system called “Siri”. It uses natural language instead of awkward preset commands, people can speak to it like a person, not a program. It’ll do the interpreting for you. Siri can bring up local restaurants, ranked by rating at your command. And it’ll write your texts and emails for user, like a diligent little secretary. This service was a big change for the smartphone.

From paper to mobile forms

How many remote control do you have in your house? How many credit card or MetroCard in your purse? If one day you can use your smartphone to control each different electronic products and pay the different bills, is it make our life become easier? It is the goal for the future smartphone. Recently, Google create a new system called “Android@Home”. Customer need to download the app from their phone, then connect phone to the Wi-Fi network at their house. The goal for this new system is use an Android phone to control your whole Home Audio system. In the other world, it’s mean the smartphone will replace the remote control in our life. Although this system just can control the audio at present. But Google believe after few years people can use smartphone to control each electronic product. On the other side, Visa has just out a new pilot program that allows New Yorkers to pay subway, bus and train fares with a wave of their iPhones. Smartphones that are equipped with a special sensor can transmit payment information to contactless card readers at fare gartes. Not only does this help people get though transit stations more quickly; it also eliminates the need to buy a transit card or dig around in your purse for your exicting pass. The Starbucks in Silicon Valley and Seattle store has launched an iPhone app that allows custom pay their bill by scanning their phone at the till. The mobile payment app also enables users to check the balance of their Starbucks Card, reload it with a major credit card and view thir transaction history.

Without the powerful system,  a phone’s interface is the first element we will consider and it is possibly the most important: Our phones are with us all day and we interavt with them more often and more consistently than other devices. Every custom hope can have a   phone with bigger screen and thinner body. And when you’re done, it can fit in your pocket very easy. For the future phone cutomer do not need to worry when they lost it. Every smartphone will have their own ID number, they can use GPS to find it.  Even the stranger take your phone, they can not use it or open it. Because the future phone will scan user fingerprint, if it is not correct the phone would lock automatically.

The future phone will be more automation and simplification and we will need it to control everything in our life. Maybe it would not just a smartphone, it will be a service  for the globalizing.


The mobile revolution: the making of mobile services worldwide / by Dan Steinbock.


One comment

  1. outsidetheboxseries · April 8, 2012


    This is very good information and very good presentation. Both papers reflect your interest and your dedication to getting this right. I believe as we discussed there is a bit of deeper reasoning behind your interest in media in general. Today media is power like never before. Having a direct connection to the individual is power. Before the communication had to go through a bigger power which edited the info and stopped it. Now the power is global and goes in a nano second. Very big move on the international stage. So the smartphone as simple as it seems is the wedge that creates the leverage to open up an entirely new world of global communications. Just look what happened in Egypt and around the world. Regimes are toppled and people are gaining power and are starting to be taken seriously.
    We need to talk about this in class with all of us. Very big issue and very big connection to media and what we are doing on a very small scale. Good work and let’s just keep going forward.


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