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Cell Phones - No Longer Just For Calling

Jun 14, 2008
It seems that, with the hectic lifestyles we all lead today, more effort is being made to compress as many functions as possible into ever aspect of our lives; our cell phones are no exception to this trend.

Consider, now, all of the functions that have been built into our cell phones in an effort to simplify our lives and give us more freedom while on the move.


Thanks to the numerous smartphones on the market today, we are no longer tethered to our computers when we have a need to send and receive emails. This can work as both an advantage and disadvantage, depending on your point of view. The ability to still have access to your email while you are away from your desk or traveling can be a vital part of your business. While it can be a great tool to managing your customers and your business, access to your email at all times can also be a bit invasive. The urge to constantly check your email, even while spending valuable time with your family, can be very strong. You will need to find a good balance to make sure that you do use the ability to check your email as a positive thing that does not encroach on your personal life.


We now have, built into many smartphones, the ability to hop onto the internet using our cell phones no matter where we are. Access to the internet while on the road can allow you to keep up with the news, stock markets, or even help you look up a contact you don't have stored.


Most mobile phones are now built with a GPS built into them; not only giving you the ability to get turn by turn directions but also helping you figure out where you are if you happen to get lost while traveling.


Pretty standard now in most cell phones, a camera built into your phone can free you from the need to carry around both a cell phone and a digital camera. Technologies have greatly improved to the point now so that many of the cameras built into mobile phones are as good as, or even better than, many low to mid-end digital cameras.


Several mobile phone makers have taken cues from health-minded consumers and built into their handsets the technology needed to measure steps. Nokia and Sony Ericsson have both built pedometer features into their cell phones, giving consumers the ability to not only count and track their steps, but some even offer the ability to track the speed and distance covered during a workout.


Mobile phones now often come loaded with several games that you can either play as a single player or play online against other mobile phone users. Additional games may also be available for download from your carrier.

MP3 Player

Recognizing the need that cell phone owners have for an MP3 player while on the move, cell phone makers have built MP3 players into many of their handsets. The playback quality is often just as good as that available on stand-alone MP3 players.

As technologies improve, mobile phone manufacturers are going to continue to push the envelope with regards to the functions they integrate into cell phones; with the ultimate goal of easing our chaotic lives just a little.
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