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Phone, phone na raha….

Recent study has shown that mobile phones are not phones. In fact it should be called something else. The full report is here.

What started as phones now do much more than that! They are cameras, pagers (remember them?), browsers and social connectors. They are also guide us when we are lost, give us coffee when we are thirsty and feed us pizza when we are hungry. They tell when the flight is delayed, allow us to pay bills and book movie tickets. They also serve as Dictaphones, book readers, torch lights, calculators and translators.

Novel users have put it good use such as photographs of jewelry stored in lockers, family heirlooms, locating parked cars in the supermarket and furniture design which your wife could okay later on. Earlier versions also served as a hammer and I suspect a cosh as well.

Additional purposes for the mobile could be ( I believe some of them are in place )

  • Remote for your car
  • Combined remote for your garage door, electronic gates, television etc
  • Other tablet and car key locators
  • Milk and beer reorder indicators
  • Security camera viewers
  • ā€¦ ā€¦ ā€¦

Can you think of something more novel?



5 thoughts on “Phone, phone na raha….

  1. Maybe one day, we could even use them to talk to someone.

    Posted by G Krishnamurthy | July 3, 2012, 10:01 pm
  2. I know people who use it to do everything other than talk to people.. šŸ™‚

    Posted by nklata | July 4, 2012, 1:15 pm
  3. “pagers (remember them?)”

    of course I remember them. I even wrote some C++ code long time back to send batch failure message to them. I also remember before they were introduced in the Indian market, the consulting company I used to work for, conducted a market survey for pagers in India to describe the concept to potential consumers, evaluate acceptability / market size and advise the marketers whether or not to introduce them in India.

    And of course they did …. it is another matter that they disappeared faster than they appeared in the market

    Posted by Aditya Srivastava | July 5, 2012, 9:48 am
  4. Life started as a single cell…

    Posted by Nanda Kumar | July 5, 2012, 6:27 pm

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