Mobile Phones

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Mobile phones or cellular phones are portable electronic devices used for mobile voice or data communication. The latest mobile phones also feature SMS for text messaging, email, Internet, gaming, bluetooth, infrared and camera.

In 1978, NTT in Japan first launched the commercial mobile phone service. With time mobile phone models were modified. One of the most important features of a mobile is the mobile phone tower. Mobile phones send and receive radio signals. Mobile phones acquire power from batteries, which can be recharged from a USB port.

Mobile Phone Handsets

Mobile phones come in various handsets. The major manufacturers of mobile phone handsets are Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, LG, Apple Inc., Audiovox, Benefon, BenQ-Siemens, CECT, Fujitsu, Panasonic (Matsushita Electric), Pantech Curitel, Philips, Sagem, Sanyo, Sharp, Siemens ad Toshiba. However, as per the latest survey Nokia is the largest manufacturer of mobile phones.

Mobile Phone Applications

SMS text messaging is the most commonly used data application on mobile phones. Other applications of mobile phones include mobile music, downloadable logos and pictures, gaming, entertainment and advertising. Mobile phones became a mass media channel in 1998.

Nowadays, mobile phones are being used by almost everyone irrespective of sex, status, age or even profession. The increase in use and availability of mobile phones speaks of the popularity and advantages of these devices. It would not be an exaggeration if one says that mobile phones have become a necessity in everyone's life. Smart-phones and iphones are the latest models of mobile phones.