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
- … … …
Can you think of something more novel?