Advances in Mobile Phones :
It’s not that long ago, just in the first half on the 1990s, when mobile phones were brand new, the size of bricks, ridiculously expensive, and all you could do with them was make phone calls. That was fine, they were different, almost science fiction become reality, and they did what they were intended to do.
Then mobile phones began to shrink in size, and the idea of sending a text message rather than making a phone call arrived, followed by the pay as you go phone to run alongside the more expensive contracts, and suddenly mobiles were everywhere. Since then, the mobile has advanced by leaps and bounds. These days we take them for granted, and it seems as if almost everyone owns one – the official figures are just over one handset per person. Every month, it seems, brings some new advance in mobile phone technology.
The Mobile As Entertainment CentreYou can now access the Web from virtually every handset, although it’s still expensive to do it on a regular basis, since data bundles can be expensive if you go over your limit. But you can subscribe to receive news or sports updates texted directly to your phone, so you can be in touch on what’s happening very easily.
If you want to exchange instant messages with your friends, some sets can connect to Windows Live Messenger or Yahoo. There's now even a Facebook phone for those who love social networking sites, meaning you can update your status, with applications that will even put you in contact with those local to wherever you might be at the time, thanks to the power of GPS systems.