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Disadvantages and Advantages of Handphone

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Handphone also known as mobile phone or cell phone or smart phone, and is an electronic device used for mobile telecommunications (mobile telephony, text messaging or data transmission) over a cellular network of specialized base stations known as cell sites. Martin Cooper invented the handphone. He is a Motorola researcher and executive. Martin made the first call on a handheld mobile phone on April 3, 1973. Cells for handphone base stations were invented in 1947 by Bell Labs engineers. Handphones generally obtain power from batteries, which can be recharged from a USB port, from portable batteries, from mains power or a cigarette lighter socket in a car using an adapter often called battery charger or wall wart and from a solar panel or a dynamo that can also use a USB port to plug the phone. In addition to the battery, GSM handphones require a small microchip, called a Subscriber Identity Module or SIM Card, to function. Each SIM Card is activated by use of a unique numerical identifier; once activated, the identifier is locked down and the card is permanently locked in to the activating network.

Handphone are a most useful tool. They has an alarm clock, a watch, an internet browser, a personal organizer, a calendar, a camera, a video camera, a voice recorder, a text messages, a GPS device, and a calculator, among other things. Rather than fear this new device, we need to embrace the technology and direct its use to support our mission of developing productive and civil citizens. We need to work to find ways in which to use this tool in class and to encourage the appropriate use of handphones in the same way we work to develop positive use of the Internet and explain the idea of netiquette online. There are many useful applications for mobile devices. Pod casting, live broadcasting, replying in real time to polls and quizzes in class, photo sharing, video sharing, and research online are just some of the ways this tool can be used in class. Handphones are...

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