The latest trends in cell phones reflect a convergence of voice, video and data communications. By blending information with entertainment, cell phones are center-stage in the evolving trend of mobile infotainment.
So let's be clear - the latest cell phones are not just for talking anymore. Not with MP3 polyphonic ringtones announcing your incoming text messages, video recorders creating your own highlights movie reels, radio-TV programs at the push of a button, and digital cameras at the ready.
But Are We Having Fun Yet?
Sooner than later, if not already, your cell phone will razzle, dazzle and more. Just check out the trends in cell phones making the news and the reviews. And see the latest in music phones and fashion phones, or GSM unlocked cell phones.
But we have barely seen the tip of the iceberg as indicated by the steady stream of increasingly sophisticated multimedia handsets, services, content and accessories.
For the telecom industry, the cell phone is just what the doctor ordered - a much-needed shot in the arm to generate consumer excitement.
Although the jury is still out on whether consumers are lukewarm or wild about the latest trends in cell phones, current reviews of cell phones show much to be excited about.
Don't Leave Home Without It
Already the one item you don't want to leave home without, the indispensable cell phone is inspiring the design of new products and services for everyday use.
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For example, will the cell phone become the navigational device of the future? Perhaps. And the cell phone will never be the same again.
In the final analysis, the value and benefits of cell phones will be measured by the solutions they enable across multiple industries and lifestyles.