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Join the debate on smartphones

By: NMK Created on: October 17th, 2009
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Smartphones have been calling the attention of the media these last weeks. Join the debate and let the NMK members know your opinion.

Smartphones have been calling the attention of the media these last weeks. The Economist has discussed the expansion of sales of smartphones, in spite of the recession. Access to applications such as Facebook and Twitter are motivating people to invest in more sophisticated mobile devices. The UK police force is also gradually expanding its use of smartphones, in order to increase the efficiency of its professionals and permit officers to access databases at any place, reveals a report from BBC News. It is a matter of fact that there is a big space for creation of applications and marketing campaigns using these new mobile platforms, which are changing the urban landscape.

Associated to GPS technology, smartphones may offer a unique opportunity for creating new forms of exploring localities and integrating the virtual world in our face-to-face encounters. Indeed, they are fostering the emergence of a seamless social experience between online and offline conversations. Media companies are occupying this virtual space with news services of all sorts. The social network applications also foster the impression that these mobile devices are a must.

Read on The Economist: The boom in smartphones

Read on BBC: Police forces adopt smartphones 

 

 

 

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