History has always amazed me. It’s fun to see how different things were in the past as compared to that of the present. And this is clearly evident in the evolution of mobile phones.
Back in the day, cellphones looked like walkie talkies. They were long and bulky and had a teeny tiny screen. Apparently, manufacturers thought that the numbers on the keypad were more important than that of the screen. Besides, people used these types of gadgets before mainly for calling. So, if the person would be putting the gadget to his ear most of the time to talk to somebody else, who needed a huge screen?
But as time passed by, people realized how silly you looked if you carried around that one big piece of trash which you cannot even put in your pocket. Lucky us, manufacturers know how to cater to customers’ demands – they made smaller versions of their cellphones which we could easily fit in our pants.
There came a time when manufacturers tried to made mobile phones as small and as cute as possible, thus sacrificing screen size. That’s when the touch screen devices came along. They put emphasis on the screen area and began making larger phones once again. To compensate for the larger design of phones nowadays, manufacturers now try to make them a lot thinner than their previous iterations.
Slim and thin is good. It looks slick and is nice to touch. But it does present one glaring problem that has plagued mobile phones of today which is smartly depicted in this meme:
And this one:
Yep, the battery life of mobile phones have greatly decreased. You’re lucky if your phone lasts one whole day. But despite this shortcoming, mobile phones have generally changed for the better. If you only used it for calling before, you can now use it to take a picture of your neighbor picking his nose, watch videos of your ex cuddling with her new boyfriend, listen to music your mom hates the whole day without her knowing, or send creepy texts to your crush anonymously.
And you know what? We still haven’t seen the end of the tunnel. The mobile phone industry is still innovating, still ever changing. What do you think would be the next stage in the evolution of mobile phones?