Dump your dumb phone this holiday season
Shop for a smartphone and work play hard
The other day I was trying to help my bff use an application I have been using on my iPhone. We realized quickly that she was stuck with a dumb phone. That term has nothing to do with her but every thing to do with a classification of phones. Phones that were more than likely purchased 3 years ago or more with your cell phone contract. These phones function but lack the ability to help manage everything you need to do. There is a bright fun new world out there assessable through Smartphones. They can download mini applications for almost anything you want to do. My iPhone allows me to function without a laptop. Some of my favorite applications are Urban Spoon find places to eat anywhere with great reviews and menu’s. I can update my Facebook on the go (fun). I use Zhiing to get me where I need to go and meet up with other people. I love the way Pandora is radio without the hassle of commercials.
The other power of Smartphones is the way they manage email. I can stay update on all my email and I love it. The iPhone manages 5 or 6 accounts with ease.
Smartphones allow you to function quickly on the move. I would recommend Smarphones that have GPS, and work on a fast network (you here 3G in ads all the time).
Phones I would recommend:
Blackberry Bold or Blackberry Storm
At first they might feel a bit pricey but think of them as laptop replacements and this year if your are making fewer purchases this is money well spent for someone on the go with a lot of multi-tasking to do.
Dump those dumb phones. And all the applications I mentioned are free!
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