Title: Emerging Mobile Phone Technologies Word Count: 853 Summary: Mobile phones have become indispens able and now play a big part in eve ryone's lives. With the current tec hnology that has made people and na tions closer, mobile and handheld d evices can truly be considered grea t inventions and innovations. Keywords: mobile phones Article Body: Mobile phones have become indispens able and now play a big part in eve ryone's lives. With the current tec hnology that has made people and na tions closer, mobile and handheld d evices can truly be considered grea t inventions and innovations. Gone are the days when one has to go hom e first before he can use the telep hone or go to a public phone booth to place an all-important call to a loved one or business contact. Wit h the presence of mobile phones, ev eryone has now gone wireless. Commu nication has, indeed, turned very e asy for all. Mobile phone, as it name suggests, provides mobility. It is portable c ommunication device. One can bring it anywhere. It is made possible by satellites that transmit signals f or the phone to send and receive. I t is very convenient as one can use it anywhere irregardless of time a nd region. People everywhere have seen the evo lution of communication technology. From a phone that uses wires to on e that no longer requires any. From the analog to the wireless. In som e places, wireless phones were prov ided with signals by the network co mpany. In other places, a simulated card in inserted in the phone to g rab and receive signals and send as well. These phones use the concept of signal transmission and radio w ave theories that enables a two-way communication with real time and c learer conversation. From the analog mobile phones that only allowed calling and voice conv ersation evolved the mobile phones that have text messaging features. It is another emergence in the worl d of mobile technology. A person ma y send a text message that will be received by another party. This mes sage is sent through a signal passi ng to a gateway which transmits it to the receiving party. In the turn of the 20th century, mo bile phones have become more of a t rend and companies have started to make them appear more sophisticated . Mobile phones started with big si zes which transformed to smaller on es and then became bigger again. It has developed much like how comput ers have. Nowadays, mobile phones a re not just for communication. Orig inally, it had the voice call funct ion but since the technology is gro wing day by day, the mobile technol ogy grows along with it. Mobile pho nes now have been created with diff erent functions and usage which are beyond plain communication usage. These functions are constantly upda ted and additional features are cre ated each day. Mobile phones also serve as mp3 pla yers and/or audio, video file stora ge units where users may save audio files and listen to the music. Mob ile phones now are also equipped wi th cameras that come in different p ixels allowing people to take pictu res anywhere and anytime. Almost al l mobile phones of these times are designed with games, calculator, or ganizer, alarm clock, dictionary an d many more. These are just now con sidered the basics. Some updated mo bile phones may now take video clip s and still photographs of which ma y be transferred to the computer fo r different purposes. Many mobile p hones are also designed with touc h screen features where a person do esnâ¬"t need to touch the keypad an ymore. The screen of the phone is d esigned to recognize commands as th e finger tip touches the screen. Moreover, mobile phones are now use d as computers. With the General Pa cket Radio Service (GPRS), surfing the internet is now made possible. GPRS is used to transmit IP packets which enable users to use the inte rnet wherever they go. People also use their mobile phones in banking transactions where they can send an d receive money through phone. Several high technology features ar e continuously being researched and applied to mobile phones. Not long ago when 3G system was developed. It enables users of the same networ ks call each other with real time c amera. Through this system, one can actually see the person he is call ing while talking to him. Long befo re people finally get familiar with the just launched 3G system, many companies are now researching on th e higher system which is the fourth generation or 4G system. Researche rs project the new system as faster with a connection speed reaching 1 00 Mb per second. This is seen to p rovide a better quality of call. Mobile phones are not only for pers onal use like it was in the past. W ith mobile phones, reporters and jo urnalists may now take and film new s reports. Security system and surv eillance are also possible. It is seen in the near future that mobile phones are most likely to re place laptops. With the new mobile phones coming out of the market, vi ewing and working on documents only found in computers are now possibl e. It is also seen to replace enter tainment devices with all the enter tainment features new mobile phones have. Mobile phones do not only play a bi g part in technology. Mobile phones also show fashion and style. Thus, to make these phones more appealin g and attractive, manufacturers pro duce these phones in different colo rs, size, shape, and style. Mobile phones are indeed one of the greatest contributions of technolo gy. It has gone far beyond what man can imagine. Now, with the emergen ce of mobile technology, everyone j ust canâ¬"t live without one.
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