A Cell Phone By Any Other Name
Do you remember the first cell phone you ever saw? In 1983, the first commercial cell phone call was made on a phone weighing 48 oz and costing
$4000, hardly a bill you want to take home to your spouse. Can you imagine carrying that thing around in your pocket? I don`t even want to imagine
the conversation that might take place over that large of a lump in your pants or coat pocket. You`d never make it past airport security! Cost - $4000;
weight - 48 oz; Portability - 0. Things were bound to change. Today we have the smart phone, and even with the invention of the smart phone, it is
now, even as we speak, evolving into something else again according to the industry: a messaging device.
Technology is advancing so quickly, even the industry cannot decide what to call these mobile devices we use to keep in touch with each other.
Ultimately, the Smart phones, AKA PDA`s or PIM`s (Personal Information Managers), have an OS (Operating System) and local data storage which
differentiates them from the rest of the cell phone world. The other defining applications of the smart phone seem up for debate, but ultimately allows
for opening large documents and PDF`s. Once reserved for the sole use of busy professionals, use of the smart phone went main stream as the prices
have fallen. A typical smart phone can be had for anywhere between US $49 and $249. However, there are exceptions.
Samsung smart phones are priced anywhere between free and $299. These phones include email, Bluetooth technology, cameras, global readiness,
instant messaging and mobile broadband. According to the Blackberry website, their smart phones include email & texting, instant messaging, phone,
social networking apps, browsers, organizers, GPS, Blackberry maps, and a tethered modem. You can also spend money on a Blackberry through
these apps: ticket master, Blackberry wallet and Blackberry App World. Of course your smart phone wouldn`t be complete without a camera, video
recording capabilities and a media player and media sy