TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Cell Phones Do Much More Than Make Calls

Cell Phones Do Much More Than Make Calls

Monty Solomon (
Wed, 9 Mar 2005 22:45:08 -0500

By MATT MOORE AP Business Writer

HANOVER, Germany (AP) -- The mobile phone is a phone no more. The new
models unveiled at the CeBIT technology show Wednesday let users do
far more than just call a friend to catch up.

How about sending them a brief film clip of you standing by a fountain
in Rome? Or perhaps a photo of the Eiffel Tower with an image quality
so fine it could be blown up and placed in a 10x14-inch frame.

Between a new Samsung handset that sports a seven-megapixel camera _
better resolution than most nonprofessional digital cameras _ and a
wide range of mobiles that download and stream music like an MP3
player, cell "phones" are now a lot more than just a keypad and three
hours of talk time.

The slew of new features on phones is an astounding leap from just two
years ago, when an integrated camera that took fuzzy images was an
attention-getter. And since 2002, music and mobiles has meant much
more than just ringtones.

All these new bells and whistles have become a big selling point, not
just for the makers, but for the carriers who want to increase their


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