I remember the first mobile phone in my house. It was a Trium, and we fondly called it ‘Triumphant entry’. A basic device that did voice calls and text messaging it was, and I am sure that such was the experience with a lot of our phones back then.
Then our phones started having fun edges to them. Rather than the basic functions of communicating with friends and loved ones via call and text, you could also relax and enjoy a game.
Back then, we thought that was grand.
But further down the road, our phones became more of several things – FM radio, cameras, mp3 players, and in this part of the world, a source of light with the introduction of torchlight phones.
Phones have become mini-computers: for E-mail, organising, documentation, instant messaging and the like.
Phones have become mini theatres: you can just relax in your own comfort zone and have Silverbird cinemas in the palm of your hands. Sort of.
Today, our phones are constantly in our hands. It is almost embarassing. Even more embarassing it would be if our phones could speak and were to ask us something like this: ‘Why are you always running your hands over my body and fingering me?‘ What would be your response?
In the meantime, I patiently await a phone with air conditioning facilities to save me from today’s terrible heat.
Please refer back to the question and share your experiences of what your phone is today.