MOBILE PHONE - NOT JUST A PHONE ANYMORE

You hurry to catch the morning bus to work with a sandwich in hand along with a file of this night’s newspaper work at the other. You grab the bus and sit in a nice small window seat. The atmosphere is cool and it lifts your spirits. Just then, a thought strikes you. You’ve left your mobile telephone back at home. You panic. The air around gets hot and your heart races. “Good God! Funny is not it? We have become so determined by our mobile phones that a day with no is unthinkable.

Who ever thought that this tiny little rectangular gizmo can make us madly drawn to it? So, what is it about these gadgets anyhow? A few years before, who would have ever believed that a mobile phone may do more than calling and texting? The mobile phones of today aren’t just communication gadgets. They are a lot more than that. Some, like the Apple iPhone are almost as complex as a PC. Mobile phones have brought the world into our hands. What with some containing internet connectivity, you can reach even the smallest corner of an Egyptian pyramid virtually with the only touch of a finger. The access to the world wide web in your mobile phone brings forth a massive range of exciting paths to research. If your life is about songs, then your mobile phone could well be your very best buddy.

You will find several designed specifically for music, like the celebrated Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic. That means you can store an unending list of your favorite tracks, plug in your head and listen on and on till the things runs from battery! The latest of these high-end gizmos have taken texting to a whole new level. Having a built-in QWERTY keypad that is simply a sheer pleasure to use, a few mobile phones are very chunkier in size though others have become unbelievably thin.

What’s life without memories, eh? And what better way to capture them than just cameras? And how can it be if it is possible to take it around and click away as and when you like? How about combining the camera with your mobile phone? Yes, I’m speaking about camera mobile phones. A number of the gadgets have such high end cameras which are better than real digital cameras! Features like Carl Zeiss Optics, double flash, digital zoom, confront and smile recognition are put in many of the camera mobile phones. There is even a12MP camera phone, that was recently announced in Korea - The Samsung SCH-W880 that has 3 x optical zoom. This apparatus has such an advanced camera that its a digital camera compared to a mobile phone.

If you’re a social type who likes to stay in contact with friends, you probably know that many latest handsets come with accessibility to social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Flickr. The Android OS gives the consumer access to a whole range of goodies such as Google email, Google search and Google Maps. With their funky titles, radical shapes and endless array of features its no surprise that we’re so hooked on mobile phones.