Smart Phones are popular among college students

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Cell phone and wireless technology have been changing the world in which we live. Cell phone changed our communication ways. It has made our lives smoothly.

With the development of technology, cell phones update gradually. Now Smartphone have come to our life. Smart phone become very popular especially among college students. Today, smartphones such as iPhone, Research In Motion Ltd.’ s BlackBerry and other mobile devices are as much a part of university life as study halls and Thursday night pub outings.

According to a recent survey of 270 college students, 38.5 percent of them own smart phones. The study also shows that 49 models of smartphone are used by all those respondents, iPhone is among which the most popular, occupying 18 percent.

The study also revealed:
1 About 84 percent of smartphone users have a device with a GPS locator, and half say they use the system to find the location of products or services.
2. Nearly 60 percent of smartphone owners have downloaded an application in the past few months.

3 About 24 percent of smartphone users have downloaded or purchased music, and about 21 percent have obtained mobile video games.

Why smart phone become so popular among college students. First I think most smart phone is cool design. It is fashionable to use one. What’s more, smart phones offer advanced capabilities with personal computer-like functionality.

Hanley said:”College students are attracted to smartphones for a variety of reasons, including their ability to easily access the Web.”Those smart phones have the function of linking users to popular social networking sites, such as Facebook, My Space and Twitter. By access those sites people can keep up with what their friends are doing and also exchanges messages to find out the latest trends among their age group.

Some students say that smart phones are much cooler than PDA. So smartphone become their first choice.