Friday, April 25, 2014

2014 Technology Reports

Mr. Welch (5th/6th)

Smartphones

By: Smartphonelover85

        There are so many people that use the smartphone. 4.55 million people use a smartphone. That’s a lot of people.That is a lot of the world on a little device. Let’s find out more about this amazing device that everyone has.

History

        Are you wondering who the inventor is. Well, according to QRCodeScanning.com, Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of the telephone and smartphone. He goes by Simon. The first smartphone costed over $4000 and weighed about 2 pounds! Wow That’s heavy. How would you like to carry a 2 pound phone around all day! I think that is totally awesome because our smartphones are now about 10 ounces. There is a big difference.

        The smartphone is something that a lot of people use. It also has been around for not that long. According to google.com, the smartphone was invented 22 years ago. The year it was invented was 1992. This year is 2014. That makes 22 years. I think that is cool because many parents or older people remember when there was no smartphone. They lived when it wasn’t invented. Now we have smartphones all around us. People are using them all the time.

        Now, let’s talk about the popularity. According to wikipedia, there are 1.3 billion different smartphones. I think that is amazing because people all over our world use smartphones. They are everywhere. They are sold at so many different places just in your neighborhood.

Popularity

        How many countries use the smartphone? According to Mashable.com, there are 15 countries that use it the United Arab Emirates use it most. America is the 13th. Spain uses it the least. Second is South Korea. Then, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Norway, Australia, Sweden, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Denmark, Ireland, Israel, then the United States. After that is Canada and Spain. I think that is cool because I thought the U.S.A. uses it the most. I was wrong.  

        

        What country uses the smartphone most. You would think that the USA is the country that uses it the most. Well that isn’t correct. According to mashable.com, the United Arab Emirates use it the most. 75.8 of their time is on their phone. That’s a lot of time. I think that is ridiculous because you don’t need to spend that much time on your phone everyday.

Manufacturing

The price to make a smartphone is ridiculous. It is a lot cheaper that when you buy it. I According to forbes.com, you can make an Android Smartphone under $150.  I think that is totally awesome because you don’t have to spend that much money on a smartphone.

        

The smartphone isn’t made out of too many pieces. All you have to do is know how to put all the pieces together. According to epa.com, there is a glass plate for the touch screen. There is a circuit board made of copper, gold, lead, silver, and palladium. There is a rechargeable battery. I think that this is cool because, there is gold in a smartphone.

        

 


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