Amidst all the inventions and discoveries in the field, no other device has had as much of an impact on the world than the mobile phone. According to a recent joint report by Indian Cellular and Electronics Association and KPMG India’s smartphone base is estimated to reach 820 million in the next two years. Statistics also reveal that an average person touches their phone almost as much as 2,617 times per day. The impact that this technology has had on our lives is huge, and over time, it has become an inseparable part of our daily lives.
The evolution of mobile phone devices happened rather quickly when compared to the larger time frame of human life. The first mobile phone was sold for USD 4,000, and since then the increased demand for mobile phones has caused technology to advance rapidly, with prices continuously falling. The last ten years have been labelled as the ‘decade of the smartphone’ where it has evolved from feature phones with keypads to smartphones with all-screen displays that control the crux of our lives. This evolution in technology was always inspired by the evolution in consumer demands in order to be more connected and to fulfil the aim of digital convergence.