Modern technology brings more people together than ever, no matter if they are across the room or 2000 miles away. In 1973, Dr. Martin Cooper while working for Motorola invented the first personal handset that was small enough for users to carry around with them. In the beginning, cell phones were made for talking. However, eventually, cell phones manufacturers began to realize that they could make more money integrating other technologies into their phones and expanding their features. Now from their devices people can access their emails and social media, check movie times or local weather, or even have high definition quality video calls with people around the world.
There are more cell phones than residents in Britain (computerweekly.com, 2007). The first cell phone was invented by Dr. Martin Cooper and John F Mitchell in 1973 (Wikipedia.com, 2014). Cell phone use has escalated over the years. Not only does cell phone usage affect the character traits of a person and their ability to hold regular, face to face conversations, it also affects a person’s ability to have healthy, stable relationships. Cell phones have changed from an item of luxury to an everyday necessity for some people.
These phones were very popular for their time because they had a long lasting battery life and more talk time. Phone companies began to advance and realize how to pack all the features their customers wanted into a smaller, portable and more affordable device. (Ray) Cell phones at this time had large antennas, twelve keys and no extras like we had today. (Cullen) The physical shape of cell phones changed drastically over time as they began weighing two and a half pounds, and an Apple iPhone only weighing 20 grams today. The perception of consumers changed over the years, as they wanted a sleeker and more portable cellular device.
Over time new inventions come and go; however, the invention of technology is here to stay. Initially, the use of cell phones has inflated over time. "There are now estimated to be eight times as many mobile phones as fixed lines, three times as many mobile phones as personal computers, and nearly twice as many mobile phones as TV sets", (Niki Denison, Para 3). People are upgrading their technology from the old phones to the new mobile ones. These new phones now have some of the same qualities as personal computers have, such as Internet; therefore, who needs a big computer to access everything if a phone can do that?
Introduction When you think of cell phones, you think of all the benefits they have brought. But what about all the negative aspects that come with having a cell phone? People seem to be unaware that cell phones bring an alarming amount of harm into our daily lives. Although cell phones have numerous amounts of benefits, people need to learn about the dangers of having and using a cell phone. Social/Cultural Lens Cell phones have a major impact in the social/cultural lives of people today, with both advantageous and dangerous effects.
Cell phones are miniature computers that allow you to go online, download games, and access other applications right at your fingertips. There are many reasons why the cell phone was invented, however the most important reason why the cell phone was invented was to create a portal device to allow people to communicate without using a land line phone and to receive instant communication. Before the cell phone became extremely popular it was once was considered a luxury item, however it is now a necessity in our everyday lives. Cellphones were not a big deal years ago until the 1990s. Only professionals used cell phones which include doctors, lawyers, government officials and business men.
It also weighed about 2.3 pounds (or 1 kg) Only thing was, it had finally been able to be used in a different place than home. In the year 1983, the next cell phone that had become available was the DynaTac 8000x. It also looked like a big house phone, but that was the first phone to be publicly released. By the year of 1983, the phone had a price on it which was $3,995. Yeah i know what you’re thinking, that’s a lot of money.
The first mobile cell phone was released by Motorola in the year 1973 although it was not technically a mobile phone,. They were two-way radios that allowed people to communicate. This was important because it did not have to rely on base stations with separate cells, the first mobile phone network involved a powerful base station covering a much wider area. There are many people who say they cannot live without, let alone, think about not having a cell phone in their lives. Cell phone are a big part of our society today because of how much people rely on them in their everyday lives.
In today’s world the vast majority of the population owns a cell phone. Cell phones are a huge part of people’s everyday lives. Since the 1940’s when mobile phones became available for automobiles, phone companies have made huge strides in making mobile phones more efficient, much smaller, and more available for anyone to use. There was a time where only people of wealth had these types of mobile phones. Now people from all social classes own a cell phone.
In a very little amount of time, users increase the power of communication in a single call. Truly, it has changed the way that people communicate and provide users with conversation 24/7. Cell phones have quickly established its usefulness in both our personal and business lives. The need for a landline is rapidly becoming outdated in favor of the cell phone’s portability and accessibility. Driving down the road, vacationing, or in emergencies cell phones increase the way users “reach out and touch someone.” The convenience of the cell phone’s freedom allows it be used anywhere and everywhere.