Mobile Phone: a Portable Electronic Device

By: Alden Jerry

The mobile phone or a cellular phone is a long-range portable electronic device which is used for mobile communication. A cellular phone uses a network of specialised base stations known as cell cites. Current mobile phones come equipped with many useful features like text messaging, MMS, Internet access and video call. Most cellular phones connect to a cellular network which in turn is interconnected to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).

Nokia Corporation is currently the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones. It had a global mobile phones market share of approximately 36 percent as in the first quarter of 2007. Other big players in mobile phones market include Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, Apple and LG. There were about 3.3 billion mobile phone subscribers in the world at the end of 2007. This figure is equivalent to about half of the world's total population. About 80% of the world's population enjoys mobile coverage as of now. This figure is expected to increase to 90 percent by the end of 2010.

Almost everybody wants to own a high-end mobile phone these days. Most of the people cannot afford to purchase a high-end mobile phone as they are generally very costly. But thanks to the lucrative mobile phone deals announced by retailers across the UK, it is now possible for everyone to own a high-end mobile phone. Contract Mobile Phone and Pay As-You-Go Mobile are the two mobile phone deals that have got immense popularity among the masses.

A contract mobile phone deal makes it possible for you to own your dream handset at a very affordable price. Under the deal, you need to deposit a small amount of money with your network service provider for a fixed period of 12 or 18 months. In return, the service provider gives you several benefits like subsidised call rates, free text messages and free talktime. Moreover, you also get your dream handset free of cost. You can always exchange your handset with the newest model that is launched into the market. For this purpose, you will need to pay a small amount of money to the service provider.

In this way the contract mobile phone deal ensures that you always have the newest model of handset with you. Retailers have also come up with their some special Christmas offers. Go for a mobile phone deal that best suits your requirements and bring home your favourite mobile phone.

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