A cell phone, mobile phone or simply cell, phone, sometimes shortened to just cell phone or simply mobile phone, is a handy portable phone that can make and received calls over a wireless radio frequency network while the user is traveling within a cell phone service area. Cell phones are usually equipped with a touch screen display to make menu selections and dialing functions easy. In some cases, a feature called “GPS” is used in which a person can use their present location on a map to find their destination. The GPS feature is most useful in navigation situations.
Mobile phone companies producing this type of devices are increasing the range of coverage and capabilities of their products to keep up with the increased demand for these devices by the consumer. Some of the most popular brands producing this type of device are Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, Sony Ericsson, LG and BlackBerry. In recent years, Apple has also entered the realm of offering its own brand of mobile phones.
With many options and add-ons, these phones have expanded into not only being portable devices for use in general but have become a convenient way to carry around the information necessary for an everyday business. In addition, they provide the ability to send and receive mobile phone calls as well as use applications that include browsing the Internet and taking pictures. Today’s cell phones offer an array of features beyond simple call making and receiving. A wide variety of music players and multimedia players can be integrated into the device, and users can carry accessories such as data and Bluetooth wireless technology. The expanded capabilities of today’s mobile phones is what has helped them gain the reputation as one of the most convenient and portable devices. As additional wireless technology is developed which provides more affordable ways to communicate, the cell phone will likely continue to expand and develop into a device that will enable users to conduct business in ways that were impossible just a few short years ago.