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Remember the days when cell phones were just used for making phone calls? Today, we're fully into cell phone convergence. Your cell phone is now -- or soon will be -- your still camera, video camera, MP3 player, Web browser, email reader and PDA.
These innovations have happened thanks to better digital memory technology. Cell phones are handheld computers at their core, and have ever-larger flash memory abilities. And many cell phones, especially cell phone/PDA hybrid smartphones, now accept SM/SD/MMC cards, similar to compact digital cameras.
Bottom line: Your cell phone is going to be the center of personal data convergence, thanks to continued innovations is digital memory storage.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|