New Developments for Cell Phones Coming Soon
We all know how hard it can be to keep up with fast-moving technology; yet, it is technology itself that will help us stay abreast. That being said, here are some of the more notable advances in cell phone technology coming your way in late 2015 that you should be on the lookout for.
If you despise the look of fake trees masquerading as cell phone towers or ugly, giant erector sets, take heart. LTE Direct could possibly eliminate cell phone towers all together. This technology utilizes beacons that are installed in businesses, shops and other nearby structures, enabling cell phones to communicate directly to other movable devices. It also has a wider range than Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, about 500 meters.
For the cell phone user who needs one that is rugged, Energizer is introducing their line of feature phones and smart phones. The company, whose name is synonymous with batteries, is incorporating technology into phones that are dustproof, waterproof, and most importantly, boast a battery life two times longer than found in the iPhone 6.
Apple is upgrading Siri with a new interface that is supposed to be more engaging. She will be able to send you reminders of events or upcoming appointments, or even remind you of things based on the time of day or your location. The new iOS9 helps Siri perform these more in-depth searches for you.
How about a phone charger that makes its own electricity? Made by MyFC Jaq, it’s a plastic jacket into which you insert a single use power card. When you do, the jacket releases hydrogen, which is then converted to electricity for charging. Each one will cost about $1.50 to $2.00 for a one-time use.
For those who can’t stand a rectangular slab as a cell phone one more minute, there’s the Pocketwatch smartphone called the Runcible by Monohm. This device is round, like a cosmetic compact or pocket watch, and fits snugly in your palm. It’s an unconventional alternative to every other cell phone out there.
If you enjoy coordinating colors, try the Gionee Elife S7 extremely thin smart phone. Powered by Android, it has an app called Chameleon that coordinates the color scheme for the whole operating system by picking up colors in your surroundings and creating a palette to keep you colorfully synced.