Mobile Phone Technology
by Hash Milhan
Mobile Phone Technology
Copyright (c) 2013 Freelance Press Network
In this era of technology, mobile phones are one of the most fascinating technology that we use the most. Mobile phones have come a long way from just a medium of communication to one of our best mates. Today, it is very difficult to spend even a single day without the mobile. If our phone breaks down, it makes us quite nervous.
Nowadays, mobiles come bundled with a lot of features. It’s like many of the gadgets are mixed together and made into a single powerful gadget with the main features of all. Mobile serves as an iPod for listening to music, as a digital camera for taking high resolution images, as a handycam for making videos, as a computer for browsing the Internet and playing games, etc. Though it’s not as good as using the individual gadgets but still the output is quite satisfying. If the advancement in mobile technology continues at this pace, we might observe new inventions in the field of individual gadgets applied to mobiles as well. This means that the mobile will be as advanced as the individual gadgets it is made up of.
You can now access the Web from virtually every handset, although it’s still expensive to do it on a regular basis, since data bundles can be expensive if you go over your limit. But you can subscribe to receive news or sports updates texted directly to your phone, so you can be in touch on what’s happening very easily.
If you want to exchange instant messages with your friends, some sets can connect to Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo. There’s now even a Facebook phone for those who love social networking sites, meaning you can update your status, with applications that will even put you in contact with those local to wherever you might be at the time, thanks to the power of GPS systems.
These days cameras are standard on mobile phones, sometimes with picture quality as good as many stand-along digital cameras, as well as the ability to shoot short movies and send them to others. But you can also have music on your mobile, downloading MP3s from your own collection to store and play back, or taking out a subscription to a music service that lets you download and play tracks on your handset for as long as you keep paying.
Some 3G (third generation) handsets can receive television broadcasts. However, before you start doing this you should take a look at the data bundle included in your contract, or it’s going to cost you a lot of money when the bill arrives, since around four minutes of viewing can spend up to one megabyte of data.
We’re in the era of the smartphone these days, a term that’s bandied around freely without being clearly defined. It’s fair to say that it s a handset that can also function, at least to an extent, as a computer. It has an operating system, just like a computer, and you can use it as a phone, an entertainment centre, e-mail to and from it. They include Android, iPhone, Blackberry among others.