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The Good and Bad of Mobile Phone Technology

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Whenever I see a child avidly playing mobile games on his phone, tablet or portable gaming device, I realize just how different the generations are.

Back when I was a child myself, play time meant either swapping doll clothes with friends or outdoors running around, playing hide-and-seek, football or some other game that requires a good amount of exertion. That was assuming all homework had already been completed. Otherwise, mom wouldn’t let me hear the end of it.

Gaming applications aside, today, the mobile phone has become so mainstream that every business strategy includes penetrating and competing in the wide and still widening mobile phone market.

According to a World Bank study in July 2012, 75% of the world’s population had access to mobile phones. For the last quarter of 2012, Gartner data showed that total mobile phone sales have declined, but smart phone sales continued their upward trajectory, the leaders still being archrivals Samsung and Apple, with China’s Huawei coming in third, displacing Finnish mobile phone manufacturer Nokia for the very first time.

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This simply reinforces what savvy business pundits have known all along: There’s money to be had in mobile, if you know what you’re doing.

Mobile repeater, did you say? 

Despite the many advancements in the mobile space, apps and other add-ons notwithstanding, the fact remains that whenever a phone goes farther away from a signal transmitter (like in remote locations or the basement of a building), or in areas where wireless or 3G transmission can get blocked, a disgruntled consumer emerges.

Mobile phone carriers, in their desire to attract more customers, are toiling day and night, high and low to set up infrastructure to improve the quality of their services. Still, some things just cannot be helped.

For situations such as these, having a mobile repeater handy can go a long way. With such a device, you don’t have to worry about missed or dropped calls, poor audibility and being unreachable in times of emergency.

I can hear your secret loud and clear. 

The booming mobile phone business has become the launching pad for technologically gifted individuals such as app developers, accessory manufacturers, and the like. 

One such ingenious invention is a spy earpiece, which essentially is a tiny device inserted into the ear and connected to a mobile phone through Bluetooth technology. If a message has to be secretly passed between two people, one simply has to call. The earpiece is such a good signal catcher that even whispers come to you loud and clear. People around may not even notice you’re talking on your phone – as long as you keep your tone low and maintain a poker face the whole time.

Ah, the good and bad of mobile phone technology.

Image credit: Michal Marcol |