The use of consoles is inclined to the game and this corroborates the reason why most of the features that have been introduced in modern consoles are only aimed at increasing the user experience in the entertainment of these devices. This leaves the question; Are the consoles really designed for commercial applications? The answer to this question is no! And this is because the consoles are specifically designed for recreational purposes and therefore most of the features are intended to enhance the entertainment experience obtained with these devices.
However, there are some features that have been introduced into the devices, which play a role in today’s business community. One of the essential features is the functional attribute of the Internet-enabled console. Modern consoles have WiFi connectivity, which means that users can access the Internet from these devices.
To allow users of console devices to access the Internet, the developers of these devices have designed browsers that are specially modeled to suit their application. The PS3 console has a browser designed by Sony, and this allows users to browse the Internet directly from the device. Similarly, the Nintendo Wii console has a special browser known as an Internet channel, which is derived from the Opera browser.
However, not all console devices have browsers to allow people to access the Internet, and therefore it means that some console devices have not been transformed to fully connect to the Internet. Therefore, the accessibility of the Internet gives users the opportunity to perform some business applications using the devices.
By accessing the Internet, entrepreneurs can search for products and services on the website. They can send mail to clients. They can join discussion forums and help market their products. However, there is a limitation as to which console devices can be used for advanced business applications. Browsers may not support many business applications, such as online banking.
With the rise of Internet threats, a high level of secure Internet access is required. Malicious codes such as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, spyware and adware, as well as Rootkit, represent a major security vulnerability on computers. This is an aspect that console developers may not have fully addressed and are therefore still limited to the more advanced commercial applications.
And since game programs are being targeted as a means of spreading viruses and other malware on the Internet, it means that for developers to integrate console devices into fully functional business application tools, they must go back to the drawing board and establish ways that they can accommodate such features without compromising the security aspects of the users.
However, until then, console users will only have to use their devices for simple business applications such as email communication, IMS, and online shopping for products and services. In addition to the simple commercial applications of these handheld devices, the Internet has greatly promoted the way users access and store their games.
Users can access the Internet, download music, games, movies, TV shows, and other programs and files, which can be stored directly on their console devices. There are different storage media used by console owners to store their content, such as CDs, DVDs, Bluray Discs, and cards. Console users can install r4 card cartridges in their devices and store their content.