These wireless devices known as #CellPhones that seem to have it all are now an important part of every one’s life all around the globe. From a mere tool that make and receive calls, it has now transcended into a multifaceted device.
This presentation showcases the transformation of this gadget from the first official mobile phone used in Sweden to the smartphone that it has become today.
Smartphones and Mobile Phone Technology Andrew Chang, Naeun Choi, Nicholas Delrose, Charlotte Gilmore, Silvia Manolache
What are we talking about??• The world is flat• Bringing people together.....?• Changing the way things work.
"Text messages are like little sugar rushes of contact,postcards from the peoples cyberspace, the realreason God gave us thumbs and the capacity forlanguage"
History- The first official mobile phoneused in Sweden by the Swedishpolice in 1946; could make 6phone calls before cars batterywas drained- development of first cell phone(creation of towers/cells at BellLabs in 1947- FCC?- 1983 Motorola DynaTAC 8000Xmade commercially available: 2lbs, $3,500- 1991 Motorola MicroTac Lite thelightest phone: $1,000
History cont.- 2nd generation: from the early1990s- smaller, better batteries, hugeincrease in popularity- 3rd generation: include 2Megabits of maximum data rateindoors and 384 kbits foroutdoor use- include internet access andother modern innovations- 1993 IBM developed firstsmartphone, Simon
Uses- Smartphones provide portableuse of IT- Entertainment Uses:games, music (mp3 player),books (e-book), and digitaltelevision broadcast- Social Uses: phone call, textmessage, wireless internet(access to e-mail, socialnetworking websites)- Organization Uses: calendar,finance manager, addressbook, storage for data
Uses cont.- Hospital Uses: used to viewimage (x-ray, MRI, etc).means of communicationbetween nurses and clinicians.- Museum Uses: audio guide isprovided through cell phones.- China: mobile learningprovides access to lecturesand test preps.
Benefits• Mobile technology is key to keeping in touch in the modern world.• Text messaging• Smart Phones arent only used for communication, but for organizing schedules, jotting down notes, playing music, games, checking the weather, and other applications.
Benefits Cont. • Cell Phones "revolutionized long distance calling", making it much more inexpensive for long distance communication. • Cell phone logs have also been helpful in court cases where they can be used as evidence. (You may also consider this a disadvantage)
Criticisms- negative health affects(increases resting bloodpressure, reduces productionof melatonin, related toAltzeimerss Disease, linkedto cancer)- increased stress level(fatigue, headache, difficultyin concentration, disturbancein sleep)- male infertility- effect on children; the"blackberry father"- risk in driving- reduced privacy- effects on language
Summary/Opinion• Mobile technology and smart phones play a major role in every day life, and their importance is expected to continue, and even increase in the future.
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