Do we need so many features on a cellphone?
The latest cellphone gizmo contains seemingly endless functions and features to whet appetite and attract new phone buyers.
You want mp3 player?
You got it.
How about digital camera?
Organiser functions ?
Web surfing ?
You must give credit to designers who are able to squeeze so many features into a slim and relatively light package. But bottom line is does it fulfill its purpose?
In moments when you find yourself waiting for an appointment or you are in a queue and are bored, you can indeed find amusement playing games on your phone. However, even latest cell phone screen are tiny compared to portable devices dedicated to mobile gaming. You will find it hard to manipulate number keys and navigation buttons to play games as keys are rather small. Also, layout is not specifically configured for game playing.
You may decide to play either radio or mp3 player. An medium budget mobile phone shows inherent weakness with minimal capacity for songs and inability to create play list.
Likewise for digital camera functions. The maximum resolution one can find for a cell phone is about 1 to 2 megapixel , not to mentioned steep prices for this function. Picture quality can never rival stand alone digital cameras whose resolution can easily reach 8 megapixels.
Even surfing web by gprs has its limitations. There is limited content and it seems to take forever to get to desired page you want. It is also difficult to read on a small screen.