Overview Past: History of mobile computing Present: What we have now Future: Whats to come
Early Cell Phones Rudy Krollop developed the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X, the first practical cellular phone, in 1984. Nick named the brick the early cell phone weighed in at 2 pounds and sold for $3,995.
Early Cell Phones Although the early cell phones were bulky and expensive, people rushed to the electronic stores to get their own cellular phone. The cellular phones quickly gained popularity thanks to their appearances in movies and in shows like Saved By the Bell. Zack Morris often used a similar phone to the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X to aid him in his pranks.
The Evolution of the Cell Phone Soon, other manufacturers began to make their own versions of the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X Some of those early cell phone manufacturers were: Samsung Sharp Nokia Sanyo
Thin Has always been in As time went on, distriutors began to realize that the size and the price of cell phones both needed to decrease. Motorola and its competition begin developing lighter, thinner models of their cell phones. The newer models were also much cheaper.
Personal Digital Assistants Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are personal handheld computers. They are used to keep schedules, and have features that include: Typewriting Address Book Calendar
PDA vs. Cell Phone Both are popular, but there is a difference between the two devices. The cell phones main function is making phone calls On the other hand the PDA is more of a information storing device and only has a few communication features
The line blurs In recent years, many manufacturers have begun to blur the line between the PDA and the cell phone. A new device has been introduced to the market…….. The SMARTPHONE
Smartphone The smart phone is a device with all the best features of both a cell phone and a PDA They include an organizer, contact list, word processing applications, e-mail applications, phone and many other features that can downloaded.
Like desktop computers, smartphones utilize operating systems make the functions of the device easily accessable. Some of the most popular mobile operating systems include Symbian OS, Linux, Windows Mobile, RIM Blackberry, and Palm OS
Smartphone Now, many other fun features are being added to the smartphones such as music players, video players, and video recorders. Smartphones are really becoming the true all-in-one devices that most people have been seeking for years.
The Next Generation Developers are working to improve data transfer rates in mobile devices. Imagine a vast broadband network that allows you to search the internet at speeds comparable to DSL or Cable. The future could hold many exciting things for the consumer. A device that does every thing from making phone calls to starting your car for you. The future is bright!!!!!
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