When Graham Bell invented telephone, he might not have thought that his invention would lead to great developments in the field of communication. Invention of mobile phones is considered to be one of the best inventions in the field today. If Graham Bell was alive today, he would have been the happiest person in the world.
Mobile phones are popularly known as cell phones. Cell phones have been extremely useful to mankind. It is difficult to find a single country today which doesn't know about cell phones. Each country has started its own company that manufactures cell phones. However, big shots in the cell phone industry like Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Apple are still ruling the roost in most countries.
At one point of time, Chinese and Korean cell phones got popular. The reason was that those phones were available for very cheap prices yet offering a good number of advanced features which one would normally find in a costly phone from industry giants like Nokia and Samsung. However, those Chinese and Korean phones were very low in quality. They were not durable at all and one had to inevitably buy a new phone. These low quality phones enhanced the value of the products from top companies like Apple and Samsung.
When cell phones first came into production, they only offered basic facilities like voice communication, text messaging, picture messaging, radio etc. Slowly, more features like GPRS internet, MP3 players and video players got added into these phones. Mobile phones with these features still used to cost a lot. However, things have changed a lot today. One can purchase a cell phone from a quality company with all features integrated into it for a very affordable price. One can even find 3G support in phones today. With many wireless companies offering affordable 3G services, phones with 3G support have become mandatory today.
Companies like Samsung and Apple have made great strides to come up with advanced phones known as smartphones. Samsung's galaxy series phones and Apple's iPhones are the most popular among the smartphones that exist today. Samsung and Apple have been in direct competition as far as smartphones are concerned. As a matter of fact, Samsung and Apple got into loggerheads over a few copyright issues in their smartphones.
Currently, Apple's iPhones have got their noses in front in their competition with Samsung's galaxy smartphones even though Samsung is not too far behind.
iPhone 4S was the most popular among all the iPhone models released by Apple. iPhone 5 is going to be their next release.
Ever since Apple announced iPhone 5 as their next iPhone model, iPhone enthusiasts have been eagerly searching online to find out iPhone 5 release date.