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How Technology Empowers Mobile Phones Of Today

Jul 7, 2008
There has been much development in recent years when considering the mobile phone industry. Mobile phones are becoming vastly popular- often replacing landline phones because of their better features and mobility. And with newer technologies coming out each day, the mobile phone is starting to become a technological powerhouse.

First in line for discussion is the role of photography in mobile phones. Mobile phones are now commonly being used to replace full-fledged cameras with some definitions reaching as high as 7 megapixel, and the limits are only being pushed higher every day. Mobile phones with this functionality will often cost quite a pretty penny, but are great for photography lovers.

It's hard to imagine using a mobile phone without also considering the prospect of being networked with friends and family members. But networking on today's standards is much different. We now have Bluetooth and infrared technologies that can connect devices without a thought of a wire. Wireless technologies are also becoming popular in business-class phones, where actual Internet access can even be obtained from wireless Internet spots.

We've all heard of the Nokia N-Gage. It was supposed to be the revolutionary consumer phone that also doubled over as a video game platform. Mobile phones haven't quite lived up to the hype that the N-Gage had, but they are making leaps and bounds in the gaming department regardless. Some mobile phones can allow support for fully 3D games, as well as many different kinds of visually appealing 2D games.

Also beneficial to mobile phone users is the fact that mobile phone networks are becoming faster, more dependable, and maintain larger areas of coverage. Current trends in mobile phones are shifting towards the 3G network, which has taken advantage of high speed networks to deliver content faster and more reliably. The upcoming 4G network is also expected to make quite a stir in the mobile phone community as well.

And of course, lest we forget, the GPS craze that has been sweeping the world is also starting to rewrite the way we think of mobile phones. Already mobile phones can tell emergency responders where a caller is based on the global positioning network they make use of. This technology is also starting to hit consumers in the form of driving directions, estimating time until a destination is reached, and even calculating speed or fuel efficiency. Whatever the case, the GPS industry is quickly becoming standard among consumer electronics of present and future technologies.

Closing Comments

It's tough to tell where the mobile industry is going, but it's easy to say where it's been. The mobile phone industry has made considerable progress over the years, and there is no signs in showing that this progress is slowing down any. Mobile users get the benefit of this upstart in technological advances, although it doesn't always come cheap. It won't be long until mobile phones become multi-use consumer electronics, but many would attest that they have already become so with their vast features and options.
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