The iPhone is all around us. It has become one of the most popular brands in the world and a runaway success when it comes to mobile phone sales. But part of that success is not down to how good it is as a phone, but how good it is as a gadget, or perhaps a tad more accurately, as many gadgets.
This is because the iPhone has the ability to perform a huge number of roles that, until now, needed many gadgets to do them. So instead of spending a lot of money on a huge number of gadgets, and not forgetting pockets to fir them all in, you can now simply get an iPhone and get them all in one cheap, simple and easy to carry package.
The iPhone’s ‘Gadgets’
So what gadgets does the iPhone do the job of?
- MP3 player. The iPhone can be directly linked to the massive iTunes market which gives access to a massive selection of songs, podcasts and much more. The iPhone also contains a number of the technology pieces used in the iPod and as such is a very powerful piece of software and hardware that is as good as any MP3 player on the market.
- Video player. Online video technology is easily integrated into the iPhone and the huge touch screen allows for a wonderful viewing portal. Video can also be purchased from iTunes, including episodes of top shows such as CSI and Bones.
- PDA. PDA’s are designed to help your organise your day and get work done on the move… the iPhone is the ultimate PDA. With powerful diary functionality the iPhone allows such things as to do lists, reminders and more to be created to help keep yourself organised.
- Email client. These days keeping up with your email is vital, the world is too fast moving to be able to afford missing emails. Which is why the iPhone is such a useful email client. It can access most email servers, including the very popular Microsoft exchange servers, as well as allowing complete access to web based emails such as Hotmail and Gmail.
- Games machine. There are a vast number of games available for the iPhone and, with the latest update in processing power, the phone can be used as a powerful hand-held gaming device capable of holding it’s own against the likes of the Nintendo DS.
Of course there are many more gadgets that the iPhone can take the place of, often thanks to the functionality aspect of the numerous applications that you can add to the phone. Software exists to use your iPhone as a foreign currency exchange calculator, a Dictaphone, a camera, a video camera, and much, much more.
The ability for the iPhone to function as all these gadgets should never be overlooked when you are considering a new phone. Too many gadgets can be expensive and difficult to manage, having them all in one place, as you can do with an iPhone, is a very useful thing to have indeed.