Electronic communication, such as disposable mobile phones, cheap and easy Wi-Fi, and social networking, is revolutionizing the way we travel. But the digital development I am most enthused about is the smartphone. My iPhone has quickly become my favorite travel companion, whether it's keeping me on top of my work, keeping me in touch with my kids, or simply keeping me entertained.
I'm not alone. It's predicted that by the end of 2011, half of all American mobile phone users will have a smartphone — iPhone, Android, Windows, or BlackBerry phone — compared to just 10 percent in 2008. And as smartphones get more capable, they are becoming an essential tool for travelers.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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