What Is the Purpose of a Mobile Phone?

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The original purpose of a mobile phone was to communicate to others with mobile phones or landlines while one was away from their home and out and about.

Although cell phones have taken a new purpose with Apple, Samsung, LG, and Blackberry at the forefront of technology, their purpose has shied away from its original intent. To clarify, it isn’t a bad thing that cell phones have moved away from their original purpose, because with smartphones and the technology that they can hold, cell phones have been able to do things that no one had ever dreamed of. Modern mobile phones all have e-mail, games, social media, movies, and messaging, all features that can be accessed remotely instead of the cell phones original intent to just be able to communicate through voice remotely.