Mobile Technology booklet (Word)

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Nov 12, 2013 (3 years and 9 months ago)

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Mobile Technology
















Grove Academy




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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 h
istory 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
,

popularis
ed

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
port
able

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 milit
ary. This battery powered
"Handie
-
Talkie" (HT) was about the size of a man's forearm.



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Exercise 1

In the table below list as many mobile phone manufacturers

and models

as you can.

Manufacturer

Model



























Pick one
Manufacturer that you think made the first mobile
phone


What do you think this phone cost when it was new?



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Exercise

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1.

What company made the first mobile phone?


______________________________________________________


2.

What was the name of the first
mobile phone?


______________________________________________________



3.

What was the size of this phone?


______________________________________________________


4.

What was

the cost of this phone when new?



____________________________________


5.

What is the

cost of this phone nowadays?


_________________________________________



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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 pho
ne.

The first SMS message was sent over the Vodafone network on 3
rd

December 1992 and said “Merry Christm
as”
.

Abbreviations

are common
ly used within text messages to avoid using
up characte
rs spaces in the message which i
s commonly set at 160
(including sp
aces). To show emotions users use smiley’s or emoti
c
ons.


Exercise 3

From the list below
name the smiley’s and write down what the
abbreviations are.

:
-
)


U


:
-
D


ASAP


:
-
(


B4


>:
-
(


BTW


:
-
O


FYI


@<:
-
)


L8R


;
-
)


HAND


O:
-
)


MYOB


@@@@:
-
)


X


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Extension Task

Use the Internet to find details of your first mobile phone.


Name:

Various answers

Model:

Cost New:

Type (slide, flip etc):

Applications:



Memory: