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Are mobile phones a blessing or a curse

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Are mobile phones a blessing or a curse? Mobile phones can either be a blessing or a curse; this is determined by the way in which they are used. Since the late 1990's there has been an increasing amount of concern over whether mobile phones can cause some types of cancer or infertility in men. The first mobile phone was invented by the American scientist, Martin Cooper, in 1973. Martin Cooper was an executive and researcher at Motorola who are today a major mobile phone producing company. The design of the first mobile phone was very different to the way the mobile phones of today look and operate. Mobile phones were introduced into society in the mid 1980's in parts of Northern Europe. Countries such as Finland and Switzerland, Japan and the USA launched the first cellular networks which meant that any mobile phone connected to that network could communicate with each other. Now, nearly all countries are connected to at least one network, such as O2, Orange or Vodafone. This means that two mobile phones, for example one in the UK and one in Hong Kong, can wirelessly communicate with each other by sending and receiving radio signals to and from each other via a network. ...read more.


Whatever their choice, the phone will be just a fraction of the size of the original mobile phone. Mobile phones can be seen as blessing or a curse. They can be seen as a curse by many people because of the potential health risks of being in continuous contact with them and the often large amounts of money they cost. Mobile phone emissions can be a risk to human health if in continuous contact. This has been investigated several times over recent years. Several reports indicate that mobile phones cause no health problems. But, it has been established by many researchers that mobile phones can cause infertility in men and even some types of cancer if a person is in constant contact with a mobile phone. If a mobile phone is kept in a man's pocket at least 5 days a week it has been found that it has caused men to become in fertile due to the thermal radiation that mobile phones give out. It has also been found that tumours have occurred in some people wherever they keep their mobile phone for long periods of time. ...read more.


Short Message Service (SMS) is a type of communication which has been invented recently and can only be used on mobile phones. It is better known as text messaging. Text messaging is a quick and cheap alternative way to communicate with other mobile phone users simply by sending each other quick short messages, rather than having a long conversation which will almost always cost more. Mobile phones can be used in either positive or negative ways and can be considered either a blessing or a curse depending on the way a particular person views the whole subject. There are many positive points to do with mobile phones but there are also many negative points; it is simply up to you whether you believe they are good or bad for society or whether you want to own one or not. Whatever your view, the popularity of mobile phones is undeniable. In 2007, 1.15 Billion mobile phones were sold globally, a number set to rise in coming years. The next significant development, which has already begun with today's most advanced mobile phones, is the ability to access the internet. This ability will once again change the way people see mobile phones as a necessary everyday accessory. ...read more.

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