Mobilizing Metamorphosis: the Third Generation Mobile Phones

By: Keith Rickwood

The 3G Mobile Phones subscribe to a technology called the Third Generation. 3G is a legatee of the 2G technology and can be best described by differences between the two. Launched in Europe in 2003, the Third Generation technology is dedicated to the needs of mobile users.

The 3G phones succeed the 2G phones by expediting data transfer. While 2G phones transferred data at about 144 Kilobits per second, the 3G phones are capable of transferring it at a speed of about 380 kilobits per second. This works in the interest of consumers as they save both time and money. The 3G mobile phones provide video calling facility, which the 2G phones could not. This is the hallmark of the technology. Perhaps a person from yesteryears would deem it a product of sorcery.

The 3G mobile phones cater to consumers in need of enhanced connectivity and data transfer. This implies that all businessmen and professionals can use this phone to access Internet from their mobile phones at broadband speed.

3G phones operate only in the 3G network. Installation of 3G network requires licensing, which is very expensive. Thus, the use of 3G phones is not ubiquitous. However, with the stupendous abilities of these devices their demand has gone up. This implies that the number of 3G service providers will also go up.

There is an abundance of 3G enabled mobile phones in the market. Some of the best known include all of Nokia's N Series. Sony Ericsson W850i, W950i, K800i et al are also 3G enabled. But, before you buy your own 3G mobile phone remember to enquire your service provider about the availability of compatible network in your work zone.

The magical abilities of the 3G technology truly metamorphose mobile phones.

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