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Personal Mobile Devices
This is an interesting report to do because I know my current needs will change in a few years. Right now I only have a cell phone. While my Nokia does have e-mail and Internet access I don’t use those functions. I barely use the camera. I am taking CIS and when I get my BA I assume my personal mobile needs will change. So the 12 points you should consider is very helpful as well learning about the varying types of personal mobile devices.
Since I’ve been working with computers since 1985 I wasn’t sure what this very basic class could teach me but I have been impressed by the range of topics. Plus since I don’t need and can’t afford most of the personal mobile devices I hadn’t ever really checked them out. Now that I have, I’m glad that I know better what needs they can fill.
I’m still leery about owning a laptop and I don’t think given the state of phones and PDA’s put there that I’ll need one.
As for the phone I am looking for one that has easy synchronization for my desktop personal computer. I would also like it to include a qwerty keyboard. My Nokia has T9 predicator so texts are easy to write and send but if I change phones I’d definitely want the keyboard. I don’t think a touch screen is necessary but I might have a choice in a few years. All the newer model seem to have touch screen capability.
In a few years I’ll need to use my cell phone for e-mail and internet access. So I’ll to choose my next plan with that in mind, my current plan only includes calls and text. If I want to use the e-mail or internet I have to pay data usage and that is very expensive.
The type of phone I’ll be looking for is a smart phone that runs a window based operating system with a slide out keyboard. Most likely the Pantech Duo with a Windows Mobile® 6 double slider phone. It features a 12-key numeric keypad and a QWERTY keyboard inside one impressively compact design. I’ll be able to email, Instant Messaging,...