Mobile Technology
A brief introduction to mobile technology
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Mobile Technolgy
What types of mobile technology are available?

Mobile technology is exactly what the name implies - technology that is portable. Examples of mobile IT devices include:
• mobile phones and 'smart phones'
• palmtop computers or personal digital assistants
• laptop computers
• tablet computers

The history of mobile technology

The history of mobile technology started from the development of radio telephone technology from two-way radios in vehicles to handheld telephone communication devices.
In the beginning, two-way radios (Known as mobile rigs) were used in vehicles such as taxis, police vehicles and ambulances, but they were NOT mobile phones because they were not connected to the telephone network. Users could not dial phone numbers from their vehicles. A large community of mobile radio users, known as the mobileers, popularised the technology that would eventually give way to the mobile phone. Originally, mobile two-way radios were permanently installed in vehicles, but later versions such as the so-called transportables or "bag phones" were equipped with a cigarette lighter plug so that they could also be carried, and thus could be used as either mobile or as portable two-way radios. During the early 1940s, Motorola developed a backpacked two-way radio, the Walkie-Talkie and later developed a large hand-held two-way radio for the US military. This battery powered "Handie-Talkie" (HT) was about the size of a man's forearm.

Below list 10 Mobile devices you can buy. Include The Manufacturer and the Model *
e.g technology you can use apps on or read books etc. eg. Apple - iPhone 4
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SMS
Short Message Service (SMS) or text messaging is a communication service used to allow transfer of short text messages between mobile phone devices. SMS text messaging is the most widely used data application on the planet, with 2.4 billion active users on the planet, or 74% of all mobile phone users sending and receiving text messages on
their phone.

The first SMS message was sent over the Vodafone network on 3rd December 1992 and said “Merry Christmas”.

Abbreviations are commonly used within text messages to avoid using up characters spaces in the message which is commonly set at 160 (including spaces). To show emotions users use smiley’s or emoticons.

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