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Upcoming Trend: GPS-Enabled Cell Phones
By: Barzan "Tony" Antal
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  • Upcoming Trend: GPS-Enabled Cell Phones
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  • Final Thoughts

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    Upcoming Trend: GPS-Enabled Cell Phones - Final Thoughts

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    We have come to the end of this article. By now you should feel up-to-date with the latest trends that are currently being developed and other possibilities that are being researched. Thus, you should have a pretty good sense of what to expect in the very near future in the world of GPS-enabled cell phones.

    One thing is certain: all kinds of GPS devices are experiencing a sudden, exponential growth in popularity lately and millions of them are emerging in the market. Companies are popping out new models with dozens of “ingenious” and unique functions. All of the previous examples show that there is an extensive focus on drivers.

    It is all common sense that once demand is high for something that targets just one user-base (such as drivers), then companies are going to do their best to build newer products targeting other user-bases. Anybody with a sense of business knows that GPS devices designed for pedestrians were to be expected.

    (Image Courtesy of “Mobilissimo”)

    Moreover, it makes sense that more than a few companies are getting into this technology. Business is always a race. In this case, a clear “need” was recognized and identified. This “need” turns into demand, which makes it very profitable on their end. Gunning toward this goal is good for us because competition sparks the most innovative products accompanied by relatively affordable price tags. So it’s all good!

    “Integrating a camera into mobile phones has proved an extremely successful idea. Now GPS is poised to be the next killer mobile app. Chip prices are rapidly dropping, and providers are dreaming big of monetizing location-based services. Maps are being fused with navigation. We expect more than half of phones will have GPS chips five years from now.”

    ~ Christian Lindholm, professional expert in telecommunications, director at Fjord

    We must admit that the 21st century looks extremely promising for every area of our lives -- from education to health-care, and all the way up to computing, telecommunications, and the car industry. We couldn’t live in better times than now.

    All of this being said, it’s time for us to say good-bye. But before that, let me invite you to join the ever-growing friendly community of professionals and enthusiasts at Dev Hardware Forums. Our interest converges around anything that’s hardware, software, and consumer electronics. And chances are that if you’ve read this article, then you are pretty much interested in these topics. So I'll meet you over there.

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