Tech-savvy consumers from different backgrounds tell why the smartphone is now such an important part of their digital lifestyle.
THE one thing Dr Ezura Madiana Monoto, 30, has by her side at all times is her iPhone 3GS.
Her seventh mobile phone so far, the iPhone was a wedding anniversary gift from her husband Dr Asrul Wahab last May — just a few months before the launch of iPhone4 in Malaysia.
“It is my first Apple product and I’m totally sold on it. At that point in time, I was looking for a new phone. The iPhone fits my needs and has an interface that is easy to use,” says Dr Ezura, an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC), who is pursuing a postgraduate degree in family medicine.
She co-ordinates her day with the iPhone — it is her alarm clock, organiser, and main communications tool that she synchronises with her laptop. What she especially likes about the iPhone are the many applications available, especially the free ones. Already Dr Ezura has about 80 applications on her 16 Gig smartphone.