What Is The Future Of Cell Phones?
However, Motorola struck back with the RAZR, one of the most popular phones to date (Nguyen). Shortly afterward, the Blackberry 7270 was released, being the first cell phone to feature Wi-Fi (Goodwin). The Nokia N95, one of the first smartphones, was released in 2006 running on the Symbian operating system (Trowbridge). The N95 included features such as a Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and a camera (Trowbridge). Apple, a very successful company in its own right, decided to enter the playing field, releasing the iPhone 3G. Although it is not considered the first touchscreen cell phone, Apple improved the touchscreen technology, taking it to a far greater level then previously presented (Erickson). The iPhone 3G combined an IPod with a cell phone introducing features such as photo libraries, visual voicemail box, and a touchpad keyboard (News).
Cell phones have now evolved into a very complex device that is used for an array of things. Though hard to imagine, there was actually a time where such highlights as touchscreen, FaceTime, selfies, and sharing simply did not exist. Consumers now have the ability to pay bills with cell phones. Samsung, Android and Apple have all added a feature where your cell phone can be used to pay at the checkout line of a store or even at the movies. Today there are so many ways to connect to people in other …show more content…
The original $4000 price made it extremely difficult for anyone to own a cell phone. Today, that cost has significantly dropped, ranging from as low as $100 to as much as $1000, still quite the decrease from its original price tag. Fortunately for consumers, this decrease allows affordability, not to mention, more bang for our buck; we simply get a lot more for our money. Cell phone providers have now changed their plans for the convenience of consumers. Majority of those plans offer unlimited talk and text as an option (Vermaat, Sebok and Freund). Just a few years back, this coveted service was an individual fee, instead charging consumers per text message sent and extra if you sent a picture. As features become more popular, the costs have gone down to accommodate consumers. Rollover data is now the succeeding incentive. Most people own a smart phone, an Internet-capable phone (Vermaat, Microsoft Office 2013), so cell phone companies have grouped Internet packages or added roll over data to save their customers money and persuade others to switch to their