Functions of Cellphones
Without a doubt, cellphones are the most commonly used communication device for conversing long range through phone calls and text messaging. It is estimated that well over half of all present day cell phone users are using the short messaging service (SMS) for communication.
But using cell phones for the sole purpose of communicating with others is a thing of the past because they now encompass several other applications as well. Aside from its traditional functions, most cellphones these days possess music playing capabilities, built-in cameras, alarm clocks, calculators, reminders and radios. They are also a good entertainment device comprising of many games, with even more downloadable or installable if you are willing to pay for them.
In addition, you can access the Internet through GPRS, in order to stay connected regardless of where you are. No longer do you have to rely on laptops, with devices like these that enable you to go online, check your email, read the latest news, organise your timetables and even exchange information and pictures with your friends via bluetooth or infrared.
Use handphone to receive important messages.
As cellphones become widespread, many companies aside from those you can find in the cellphone industry have also hopped onto the bandwagon, offering their services to consumers via sms. For instance, Monster.comAn employment website owned by Monster Worldwide. now offers job search and career advice, while mobile banking has been largely utilized worldwide.
Moreover, both the N95 and iPhone has revolutionized how cellphones work, incorporating PDAs and media players with a typical camera cellphone. Motorola is also expected to introduce a similar phone in 2009. Of course, however, these phones come at a higher price and are for the higher end consumers.
1. brownpau for the image. (29th March 2009)
2. Rajesh Jain for his news article "The many uses of mobile phones". (29th March 2009)
3. Danie Boss with his article "Uses of cell phones". (29th March 2009)