Blogging with a Smartphone

Samsung Epic 4G

About a year ago I bought my first smartphone. As a huge Mac guy, I chose the iPhone 3GS. I thought as a blogger and member of Latinos in Social Media, I should invest in a smartphone to be able to blog in real-time, tweet regularly, and actively participate in location-based social networking.

Since then, I have used my smartphone to post pictures on my blog and videos on Facebook and YouTube, and helped promote restaurants and other businesses via Foursquare and Yelp. With a smartphone, I now have the capability of posting a blog entry while attending an event with the use of the WordPress and BlogPress mobile applications. I can also record audio and video interviews and instantly conduct Internet research when needed. The geo-positioning apps also help me get to where I need to go.

I’ll most likely upgrade next year to the latest iPhone, however I am open to considering other smartphones. I can definitely see myself owning an Andriod HTC EVO 4G or the new Samsung Epic 4G from Sprint, which has a camera/camcorder with autofocus, power LED flash, 4x digital zoom, and HD video recording.

The smartphone market still has a great deal of room for growth. According to a graphic published in Mashable, 83 percent of Americans use mobile phones, however only 25 percent of these phones are smartphones.

If you are a blogger or active in social media and do not own a smartphone yet, seriously think about it. Prices are still high, but I think in the long run the investment will be well worth it.


About Phil Velez

writer, blogger, & communication professional
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3 Responses to Blogging with a Smartphone

  1. Ray says:

    Hi Phil, really enjoy your blog. I own a motorola droid myself. Use mostly for work and blogging. While anything and everything that Apple makes is usually awesome…as a self confessed geek I prefer something that is a little bit more flexible on the hacking side, and Android seems to allow you to do that. But yah, if you put an iPhone next to my Motorola Droid….well it’s like putting a Toyota Corolla next to a Ferrari. The iPhone definately has the wow effect. Also, just wanted to let you know that I added you to my blogroll. Thanks.

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