Phones have become a large part of our lives. We use our phones for nearly everything. Today we use it browse the internet, send messages, talk to people, access social media, take pictures, and listen to music and many more. Every new phone brings something new to the table. They are even made to various requirements such as screen sizes, thickness and strength. There have been many changes since phones were first introduced. We are basically holding small computers with our hands that are very powerful with multiple uses.
Alexander Graham Bell the father of the telephone first introduced to us the concept of talking to one another from great distances without any delay. These telephones or landlines become a common household item and every house had them. There were connected with wires therefore it cannot be moved as much. Its portability depended upon the length and movement of the wire. There was a gap in the market for mobile phones that were wireless. People rarely stayed at home and they wanted a phone to carry around with them. Then came the pager which was useful but it only gave a message to the user to call back a specific number.
The first mobile phones could only make calls and they were huge. It was like carrying a brick. Further they only lasted a few hours on its battery. Soon after, the ability to text was introduced on phones. The phone has a small black and white strip that would show the number or message typed. This was the time when popular smartphone manufacturers such as Motorola and Nokia existed.
As demanded for mobile phones increased manufacturers were able to make them smaller with bigger screens. The battery life improved too and many features that were on land phones such as telephone conference call and call waiting were introduced to mobile phones. Phones were able to access the internet too.
Soon after the phones stared getting colour screens and there were many features such as better games, video viewing and accessing the internet started becoming widespread. Even office phones evolved offering IP office phone system that used the internet and faster calling. As more and more features such as camera and computer like usage started showing up, manufacturers started making smartphones. The first smartphones were slow and had battery life but today smartphones are the most used mobile phones.
Smartphones have become very popular and manufacturers are investing millions to bring new features to smartphones. Most smartphones today can do nearly 80% of what a computer can do. Further with many apps becoming available to smartphones people prefer carrying just their smartphones with them rather than carrying laptops. Phones have evolved so much from where they were. The future will bring us even more surprises on the smartphone front.