I cannot imagine being without my 'smartphone' anymore! It is the only place I DO access news other than what I gather when I turn the computer on or when I get my weekly newspaper (which only includes local newstories!). According to VisionMobile smartphones still "only make up 20% of total handset shipments, as of the first half of 2010." I find that statement to be quite astounding considering how high-tech, informed, and right up-to-the-minute we Americans want to be. There was another study I found by ComScore that says "over 45.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones in 2010 and it is the fastest growing segment of the mobile phone market, which comprised 234 million subscribers in the United States." Whew! That's a lot of people!
Do you have a smartphone? If so, what features do you use most on your smartphone?
Normally high tech peoples are using the smart phones, by keeping in mind that they can use the mobile for other application also, rather than attending the calls. Probably there may a chance that, they are always busy with their works and have to move in and around both officially and personal. Moreover, they didn’t get enough time to sit for hearing or read the news. So if they are subscribing with any of the service provider, they can read the news and other related articles on the move and the service provider will also give provision to access the breaking news section. Another advantage is no need to go through the big story about particular news, because the providers are sending the news in capsule forms, with valid points.
Now a day’s some providers are offering provisions to hear the news also, in voice format. In such cases, there are provisions to save the audio format file to the mobile device for later reference.
People are constantly on the move nowadays. And they would like to grab information as much as possible. Mobile phone is one of the effective ways. Next time when you see someone focusing on their phone, most likely he/she is browsing facebook/reading some news rather than smsing.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.