Mobile phones have been the most fascinating gadgets that have acquired a lot of appreciation from the people all over the world. The exciting models of different brands that are presented keep you engrossed for a longer duration of time. The best selling brands incorporate all the latest technologies. Here you will read about the fascinating history, technology, and various use of one of the most revolutionary discoveries of the modern world.
Until a few years ago, the land phone had been the kind of the communication world. Then a smart boy named mobile phone strolled into capture the minds of ladies and gents traveling with them and has been ruling the roost since then. Here we examine how this miracle came about.
The mobile phone accompanies us everywhere, any time. This wireless wonder traces its ancestry to a US engineer Don Wing, who introduced for the first time a prototype model in the year 1947. A mobile phone is also called a cellular phone because the mobile phone operates on antennas installed in base stations known as cells. These bases stations are erected at strategic locations all over the world.
The initial mobile phones are big, much bigger than the sleek and slim models available today. These were too big to fit in our palms. They remained fixed in one place. It was only in 1973 that a smaller and mobile handset was developed. It was built by Martin Cooper, who was the systems general manager of the Motorola Company.
After a few years in 1979, mobile phones were manufactured in large numbers and offered to customers for sale. Since then the popularity of the mobile phone has been taking leaps and bounds all over the world, and has become an integral part of most people like the ubiquitous wrist watch.
Currently, two types of mobile phones are available in the market. The first one is the Advanced Mobile Phone System (AMPS) developed in the US in 1976. The second type is a system developed in Europe called the Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM). The GSM system has become more popular because you can use the same number from any country in the world for sending and receiving messages. The mobile phone technology is constantly evolving to such an extent that every now and then a new model with unique capabilities are introduced.
Now it is possible to do a large number highly advanced and technology focused activities such as watching movies, listening to music, news updates and internet browsing. An of course, there are mobile phone cameras with inbuilt cameras for high definition photographs and motions pictures! There as also handsets those integrate the latest technique of Navigating, making it easier for the people to find ways and locations from the maps. Another popular facility available on the mobile phone is sending SMS, which means Short Message Service.
There are also new arrivals such as iPhones and Ipods, some with touch screen facility and Java support. Java support means you can download third party software and applications as are available with one of the latest product, the Sciiphone with upgraded firmware to include popular flow touch or flow control. In whatever way you look at it, the mobile phones are advancing at a rapid rate, not only in the market but also technologically.
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Mobile interoperability communication vehicles I got to take a look at during an in-service training day hosted by the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office. This is one of 11 to be managed and deployed as necessary by sheriff offices of Ohio.