When looking to purchase a new mobile or smartphone the expectations of the consumer are advancing at a rate of knots year on year. The mobile phones, or more specifically the aptly named smartphones, have been developed to integrate all manner of modern day technologies making them integral to the activities of everyday life and business.
The most significant advancement to be mastered by the mobile is undoubtedly that of the internet. Not only do users have access to a virtual world of information at their fingertips, they also have a brand new gateway to communications and social media.
Statistics predict that by 2013 45% of mobile phone users will be accessing social media and by 2014 this is calculated to increase 5-fold, as the majority of mobiles are upgraded for the advanced smartphone models.
With this in mind, mobile companies are under the pressure of supply and demand and consequently there are a range of mobiles available to satisfy the most avid social networker.
Top picks include the consistently highly regarded Apple iPhone5 for its dependable connection, user-friendly interface and screen size. The concept of the Blackberry Bold differs in style to the Apple iPhone but both are market leaders in the internet stakes with incorporated Wi-Fi, strong and reliable connections and a relatively long battery life.
For access to social media without having to break the bank there are handsets available at the lower end of the market that have received rave customer reviews in relation to their internet specifications - these include the Sony Experia, Galaxy S2 and the Nokia Lumia.
All possess internet, Wi-Fi, a screen size and interface that make them user-friendly and a battery life unlikely to see you disconnected mid-networking.