Mobile phones are no longer used for just communicating, but have developed more personal and entertaining uses

The invention of the first cell phone in 1973 represented a major breakthrough in technology.  Removing the limits of a phone cord gave people the freedom to be mobile while conversing with others.  In that era, it was hard to imagine the common corded phone evolving into an independently mobile phone.  It was also odd to think that a phone would have uses other than conversing with people simply by talking.  Since then, mobile phones have evolved significantly, to the point where the common present day phone is known as a "smartphone." Smartphones have numerous uses in today's society.  People can use their phone to take pictures and videos, interact with social media, go on the internet, receive visual directions to a desired location, and read books.  They can even converse with the phone itself. The true potential of a smartphone lies in the applications one downloads on it. There are thousands of application options for smartphone users, from keeping track of daily water intake to making original music.  This video shows how four different applications can be used to create one song.

Present day mobile phone features that have developed over time are a result of convergence.  Being able to read books on your phone is a result of technological convergence.  Companies have digitized print versions of texts, which allow smartphone users to download them onto their phone.  The applications that are available to smartphone users are a result of economic convergence.  Companies that create applications have teamed up with application markets to make them available to the public.  Through convergence, the uses of cell phones have trumped the wildest imaginations of many and is promising in continuing to do so.

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