The previous year was a great one for mobile phones, as new models and discoveries gave the mobile landscape a very interesting look over the months. New smartphones made their debuts, with increasingly versatile and efficient feature sets meshing well with faster operating systems and powerful integrated hardware. Indeed, companies seemed determined to prove to themselves and their user bases that the mobile phone has indeed come a long way since the day of bulky early models that could only make and receive voice calls. Between the battle for smartphone supremacy and sheer multitude of customizable applications available to users, mobile phones were the focus of a lot of attention in 2009.
Mobile phones have been the venue for many innovations over the last few years. Reinvented across the years as gadgets of various functions, mobile phones have all but cemented their place in our everyday lives. Once merely implements for making and taking voice calls on the road or in the halls between offices at work, mobile phones have evolved with each new iteration of technological advancements that has been integrated into their ever-shrinking frames – becoming multimedia players, daily planning organizers, and even handheld video game consoles with each increasingly-“smart” evolutionary step they collectively take. Indeed, mobile media and content have emerged as strong market commodities as a result of this evolution.
The current landscape of the mobile content world is one of entities standing on the shoulder of giants. Indeed, any innovation today, however small or large, owes its possibility and potential to all that has gone before. Mobile phones are making great strides now that will be giants of their own when viewed in the future, but all these things are but the latest steps in a long journey that has taken the gadgets through various iterations.
It’s undeniable that mobile phones have grown and changed considerably since their inception a seemingly infinite measure of time ago. Once held as mere portable versions of the standard rotary or touch-tone phone, able to make voice calls from the road, the mobile phone has been reinvented time and again to serve as a sender and receiver of text messages, then a sender and receiver of ASCII-type “picture” messages; the mobile phone was even given a simplistic low-res camera with which to take and send grainy photographs.
2009 was a big year for mobile phones. Taking the latest step in their continued evolution, mobile phones have all but shed their old image as mere portable telephones that helped business executives or medical practitioners make calls, and have as a result embraced a new standing as evolving personal accessories capable of various tasks.