New Technological Features to Consider When Renewing Your Business Mobile Phone Contracts
With the advancements that have been made in modern technology, it is of no surprise that the field of mobile telephones is constantly being innovated.
Since the telephone’s invention, it has grown from a simple communications device to an appliance that is capable of uniting people and ideas from all over the world, at almost immediate speed.
The growth of technology has been so significant that many individuals are wondering what features future mobile phones will have to work with. With developmental trends as they are, projections about the future of these devices have been made, these include;
Flexible and Mobile Screens
This idea may seem as though it had jumped out of a science fiction novel, but the reality is that this developmental feature may be closer than we think.
Flexible displays are yet to fully realise their potential in our mobile devices, but one British firm has a range of screens it’s hoping will soon change that.
We’ve already seen flexible displays in a handful of products, with the likes of the LG G Flex and Samsung Gear Fit dabbling with the bendable form factor, but you can’t fold them in half or wrap them around your arm.
FlexEnable, a Cambridge-based firm, have created a range of full colour screens which can be folded, rolled and flexed with ease. While its LCD solution can be bent round a coffee cup, its transistor solution can be rolled around a HB pencil.
NFC Compatible for Fast, Easy Payment
NFC is a method of wireless data transfer that allows you to use your mobile handset as a contactless PayPoint. It’s fast, easy and automatic. It works by detecting, then enabling technology in close proximity to communicate without the need of an internet connection.
Apple Pay and Google Wallet work using NFC, while Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have the NFC functionality, yet it’s somewhat limited. Phones with an NFC chip mean you can use your phone as a contactless payment by simply swiping it like a debit or credit card on a contactless payment device.
In future, it’s possible that the NFC chips could be used to replace every card in your wallet or purse, so for frequent shoppers, it’s a mobile functionality that will prove very useful, certainly should you leave your wallet at home.
Clearer and Easier to Use Voice Control
Voice control has been receiving much attention since Siri made headlines. Voice control has existed in many earlier mobile phones too, though the voice recognition function was basic at best. Research has been made to advance the development of voice control, but it has proved to be a paramount task.
Siri might have signalled a breakthrough to the way voice control and recognition programming ought to be made. Instead of recognising commands via sound waves like most voice-recognition systems, Siri interprets diction and syntax in a similar fashion to how we recognise speech. Such Natural Language User Interfaces prove to be more effective and accurate.
Each of these technological features should be strongly considered when renewing your business mobile phone contracts, so be sure to look out for them or you may miss out.