Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Insights: In 40 years, the mobile phone transformed the world. What's next?
For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an editorial from James Citron, the CEO and co-founder of MMS marketing software firm Mogreet. Citron asks--on the 40th anniversary of the mobile phone, what's next?
40 years ago the world changed in a big, big way. On April 3, 1973 Motorola engineer Martin Cooper made the first cellular phone call using the Motorola DynaTAC, a device nicknamed "The Brick" that's to it's bulky, awkward and heavy brick-like design. With one call, Motorola changed the future of the world.
40 years later, the mobile phone continues to change the live of every human on the planet that it reaches, bringing connectivity to areas of the world without traditional communications infrastructure. With over 7B subscriptions and 4B subscribers penetrating more than 87% of the global population, there are now over 10 countries, ranging from the United States to China to Nigeria with over 100M mobile phone subscribers. Cisco predicts that by the end of 2013, there will be more mobile devices on the Earth than people. (More...)
What's next for the mobile phone? Read the rest of James' article In 40 years, the mobile phone transformed the world. What's next?.