The world has become such a fast growing environment and things change very quickly every day. In ancient times, people used to communicate through letters that took days and sometimes even weeks to arrive. But now the technology has grown so fast and has invented an innovative product – the mobile phones.
Most mobile phones provide each mobile phone owner the following luxuries that were not available before: voice communications (phone calls, short message service or the so called SMS, the multimedia message service usually referred to as the MMS, instant messaging and even video calls, and of course, the amazing internet with web browsers and email services built in our phones. These days, people don’t even care about using their phone as a phone, they just want to stay connected to their social media accounts! Just by looking at your mobile phone, you must realize that mobile technology has brought a revolutionary change in our world and society and it is impossible for many people to live without these great technologies.
Even though mobile phones are not very old, dating back just a few decades, mobile technology is definitely not what it used to be years ago and is not showing any sign of slowing down either. Do you remember the first mobile phones that had suitcases with them? Or a little later when the battery could hold less than a day and you could never fit your phone in your pocket? Remember when a single mobile call cost more than your whole months land line bill? None of that exist anymore, everything has changed so much. That’s why you shouldn’t be afraid to dream about the impossible, especially now when smartphone manufacturers are investing more and more in emerging technologies.
For instance, if you are tired about being tied to a certain carrier, you will be happy to know that in the near future the Wi-Fi phone will relive you of all those downsides that come from not being able to switch from one carrier to the other. That’s because an emerging technology will make it possible to connect the phone to any Wi-Fi network and take advantage of all the usual services offered by a traditional carrier while not having to be afraid about additional charges and minute limits. Some of these Wi-Fi phones will also be compatible with carrier networks while others will be dedicated to use on VoIP networks.
Because many people are nowadays expecting from a smartphone communication features as well as an array of entertainment features able to satisfy their needs, you should expect smartphones to incorporate more and more advanced music technology as well as the ability to manipulate augmented reality. Thanks to augmented reality you will be able to simply point your phone at a restaurant you would be interesting in visiting and receive in real-time information about the history of the building, its menu or its operating hours.
Smartphone developers are also trying to make touchscreen gadgets more and more appealing to those who love the feedback of real buttons like those that you can find on a Blackberry. To combine the best features of these two worlds, developers are trying to develop a technology that gives touchscreens the ability to react just like a typical physical button when touched.