Cell phones have crept into an owner’s possession at all times. “The mobile phone has become a part of us: our best friend who will save all our secrets, pleasures and sorrows” ("Exploring"). Teens have developed the need to know the latest news on social media every minute of every day; they do not want to miss any little detail. Since the beginning of smart phones, high school students have felt the need to have their media open on their smart phone in front of them so they do not feel empty. Once someone has become attached or addicted to something, it is hard to change their habits. Cell phones have changed people socially, especially with the availability to social media with electronics.
Many of the early cell phones were considered “car phones” because they were extremely bulky and too big to fit into one's pocket. The first mobile phone due to its smaller size would still be considered overly large in today’s world. It was called the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x and arrived on the market in 1983. “You always have the trendsetters who are not afraid of trying new things and then everyone else follows. They were primarily used in the sales and business world, but not often for personal use like you see today” ("Ai InSite"). As technology advanced, companies invented new ways to pack all their customer’s desired features into smaller, portable, and more affordable models. Companies started with a cell phone size as big as a computer and have now created small enough devices to keep in a pocket. They have created bigger screens, built-in cameras, phones with less buttons, and many have touch screens now days. The shape of cell phones have drastically changed over the years.
Cells phones began as a device solely for talking to one another. Eventually companies advanced technology for smartphones so that users could access their emails, address books, pagers, and fax machines. The mobile device received its descriptive name through its transition from being a verbal communication tool to a multimedia tool. Over the years, cell phones certainly have progressed into smart phones. People now often use smart phones for surfing the web, checking email, taking pictures, and updating their social media status, instead of just placing calls. Smart phones have also impacted the use of cameras over the years, and actual cameras are not as popular and used as much as they once were. Modern-day smartphones have changed what consumers think their phones should be like. The app market have created a toolbox feature directly on the phone of practically everything a person could need and satisfy them.
Due to cell phones rapidly evolving in the past decade, companies can envision even more progress and new gadgets for future generations.
The majority of the hardware and the software can be moved to “the cloud” and the product will mainly be comprised of the input and the display. Within a few more years, I expect regular cell phones to disappear entirely. We may...