The cell phone was originally invented to keep people connected to the home or office without being tied down to a wired connection. Originally known as a “car phone”, the large cellular wireless phone was able to be carried around (we didn’t say in a pocket) and had one purpose- talking. Over time, voicemail features, email and fax were added, fashioning the smartphone “mobile device” a popular household obsession.
As we near the 2012 year end, a recent Pew Research survey found that 82% of Americans use cell phones to take pictures, while 80% use them to send or receive text messages. That’s right, according to computerworld.com, more adults in America are using their mobile devises for photos and texting, while only 56% of survey respondents say they use cell phones to access the Internet, and even less utilize email capabilities.
Whether your mobile devise is your life line while traveling or the modernized version of a Polaroid camera, wireless phone technology has the ability to enhance and simplify everyday tasks. Download VoiceNation’s free iPhone app, VN2GO! to experience innovative technology at your fingertips and you’ll begin to wonder, what was life like before cell phones?