Cell Phones and Other Useful Gadgets: Cell Phones and Other Useful Gadgets An overview of new features and add-ons for all the latest pocket-stuffers. You’re Going to Need More Pockets : You’re Going to Need More Pockets Phones
Integrated PDA (Handspring)
Garmins and GPS systems
USB Drive Times, They Are A’Changin’: Times, They Are A’Changin’ [Teenagers’] thumb dexterity has improved so much that some teenagers now point and even ring doorbells with their thumb instead of their forefinger. The use of these two-way text messaging devices has also resulted in "generation text," a language of abbreviations that is understood by the young all over the world. -- On the Mobile, Motorola report on cell phone use Times, They Are A’Changin’: Times, They Are A’Changin’ Can you figure out these text messages:
I 1ly av Iyz 4U
Dis msg wz sent exclusively 4 D hansom n D btifl. We av obviously sent it 2 D rong No.
TaK my advC , I dnt Uz it Nyway Times, They Are A’Changin’: Times, They Are A’Changin’ Japan is introducing cell phones with smart cash chips; you pay for purchases by waving the phone close to a sensor.
“Text your vote to…”
Wireless coffee shops, bookstores, etc.
Let’s Play Cell Phone JEOPARDY!!!!: Let’s Play Cell Phone JEOPARDY!!!! The person who answers the most questions correctly wins 1 MILLION DALLARS!
Winners must be present to collect their prize!
READY??? 1. What does cell phone number portability mean?A: I can take my phone on board a ship and use it at different portsB: My phone number can be re-used by me after I switch to another carrierC: Say what?: 1. What does cell phone number portability mean? A: I can take my phone on board a ship and use it at different ports B: My phone number can be re-used by me after I switch to another carrier C: Say what? Slide8: 2. What percent of cell phone users switched carriers in 2003? A: 37% B: 68% C: 9% Slide9: 3. Which cell phone provider has the highest customer satisfaction? A: T-Mobile B: Cingular C: Verizon Wireless Slide10: 4. Which cell phone provider has the highest share of the market? A: AT&T Wireless B: Nextel C: Verizon Wireless Slide11: And the answers are:
1 - B: My phone number can be re-used by me after I switch to another carrier
- A: 37%
- C: Verizon Wireless
- C: Verizon Wireless
Things to Think About: Attributes: Things to Think About: Attributes Size
Shape (clamshell, thin profile, swivel, slider)
Ease of use
Disposable? Things to Think About: Features: Things to Think About: Features Text (SMS)
Wireless Internet (3G)
Things to Think About: Plans: Things to Think About: Plans Coverage
Length of service / Evaluation Period / Cost of Cancellation
Roaming / Long Distance
International Coverage (GSM)
Analog (remote areas)
Hidden/extra charges (How do I know when I’ve used up my minutes?)
Pay-as-you go Ringtones for phones: Ringtones for phones Nokia, Sprint PCS, Motorola, Sony & Ericsson phones have this feature
Not all phones have this option Phone/PDA: Phone/PDA Combines Phone and PDA features
Small screens can be annoying
Look for a keyboard
PalmOne (Handspring) Treo 600
Motorola RAZR v3
Coming soon: cell/WiFi phones Cell Phone Nirvana: Cell Phone Nirvana All-in-one device vs…
It’s ringing. How do I answer it? MP3 players – what are they?: MP3 players – what are they? Name comes from type of file (MPEG), audio layer three – MP3
Key to popularity is file compression
Some phones have MP3 play back capability
Usually separate units
Blackberry devices: Blackberry devices BlackBerry 7780™ features:
Phone, email, SMS, browser and organizer applications
Large, high resolution screen to provide ample workspace
Display supports over 65,000 colors
Java™ development platform
Integrated attachment viewing
Tri-Band handheld, operates on GSM/GPRS wireless networks, allowing for international roaming between North America, Europe and Asia Pacific
$550 So what’s a BlackBerry?: So what’s a BlackBerry? Better question – what isn’t it (the list is probably shorter)
Single, integrated handheld
Access your existing email wirelessly.
Integrated phone, SMS, browser and organizer applications.
BlackBerry ‘push’ technology means you don’t have to retrieve your email or data - it finds you.
View email attachments in popular document formats.
Choice of handhelds, networks and service providers.
Operates on fifty networks in over thirty countries
Advanced security for enterprise and government organizations. Meet Bridget: Meet Bridget iQue 3600 features:
Fully functional Palm handheld (calendar, contacts, MP3s, etc.)
Base maps for North America, detail maps for Los Angeles (extra card required for more storage) $550 USB Drives: USB Drives For storing and transferring files, MP3s, photos, applications
Use in any (less than 3 yrs old) computer
The new floppy disk
64Mb – 512Mb, $20 - 100
Security? Resources: Resources http://www.cnet.com/
http://cellphones.about.com/ (Take the cell phone test)