There are a number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when determining the mobile phone system classification. This includes the use of the device, its application and its intended purpose. It also involves considering factors such as cost, speed, features, connectivity, and reliability. It is necessary for you to understand the significance of each feature and how it can affect the overall effectiveness and utility of your mobile phone system.
In order to fully understand the importance of the classification of mobile phones, you should first know what they actually are. A mobile phone is a portable personal electronic device (PED), which can be used for various purposes, like communication, entertainment and telephony. The term 'mobile phone' refers to any type of PED that is capable of being used by a person while he/she is on foot. The mobile phone is known to have the ability to make calls, as well as sending text messages, browsing internet content, playing games and listening to music.
Now that you know what a mobile phone is, it is time to move on to determine its classification. The mobile phone system classification is determined on the basis of its features. These include the hardware specifications, application compatibility and operating system support. It is very important to note that no mobile phone manufacturer can claim to provide a perfect mobile phone system.
Mobile phones can be divided into several categories. The first category consists of mobiles that have been designed to cater to the needs of different classes and groups. The first category consists of the global phones that are manufactured and sold for people from various countries. These phones are usually equipped with various features that are tailored to cater to the diverse needs of people from various backgrounds. The other categories include the regional or local phones that are specifically manufactured for users in a particular region.
The third category comprises of the contract mobile phone systems. These devices are bought on hire and are provided by the mobile phone service provider. As a user, you get a specific period of usage with the contract mobile phone system. You can extend your contract according to your convenience. This helps you save on monthly rentals and also allows you to own a handset that has a longer life. In addition, you can avail of free gifts and incentives during the contract period.
The four main mobile phone systems are Digital, CDMA, GSM and UMTS. A CDMA mobile phone simply uses another type of network. Such type of mobile phone system is locked on a particular network and cannot be used with other networks. The UMTS or Universal Mobile Telephone System uses a digital code to transmit signals. A CDMA mobile phone uses the same signals but these are digitally encoded.
The GSM mobile phone system uses the Global System for Mobile Communications. A GSM code is to be programmed in the handset. It is similar to the USSD code which is used in PDA's. There is a special software available in the market to make this process more convenient. This classification is further divided into two sub categories.
The next category, which is termed as 'Uniden' mobile phone system classifies handsets based on their hardware and software features. Some examples include the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Mini Pro, Philips Noreve Ebook Reader and Nokia E71. This classification is useful because you can purchase a handset and use it with any of the handsets manufactured by these companies. Thus, you can have a choice of using a handset which belongs to one of the brands mentioned above with the help of the SIM card in which it is loaded.