Mobile Phones: the Infotainment Gets Richer and Richer

By: Keith Rickwood

Moving away from being mere communication devices, mobile phones of today have become handy tools of entertainment and information. The competition in the mobile telephony world have compelled manufacturers to think beyound traditional usage and to add new features in handsets to increase its functionalities and usability.

Newer technologies and constant innovation, on the part of manufacturers, have resulted in availability of mobile phones with multi-capabilities. Just pick up any latest mobile phone available in the market and you are sure to find a camera, music player, browser, e-mail client and the list gets longer and longer. These feature rich mobile phones have replaced many dedicated handsets and have truly become a multi-utility device.

Few years back, a handset with a 0.3-megapixel camera would have been a surprise. But with the entry of high resolution cameras(up to 10 megapixel), the imaging capabilities of a mobile phone has taken a leap. In addition, the handsets are endowed with supportive features like digital zoom, Carl Zeiss optics, uploading to live blogs, landscape modes etc.

Music phones, not to be left behind, too have become more indulging and are today equipped with high-end capabilities like MusicDJ, Mega Bass, huge memory storage and multiple file formats. Stereo sound effects have put music phones against dedicated music players without compromising too much on the quality.

Business phones available in the market have played a greater role in optimizing productivity and managing time of the moving work force. Professionals now can send and receive e-mails, video-calling, work on different documents and give presentations with their handsets. Offline mode and data protection software are other key features available in the mobile phones.

With time, phones are expected to play a much larger role in the lives of human beings. With mobile banking and mobile shopping in the offing, the future looks interesting and exciting!

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