How many of you can use your mobile effectively? Give up, well not to worry because I bet most of us can't use today's expanded functions and features on their cell phones.
I am unashamedly one of those people, using my mobile solely for ringing someone up and receiving phone calls. If I stretch it, I can actually send messages here and there.
Never mind about the rest of the functions and the features. I can hardly download, don't really know how to use Bluetooth, nor in a position to create links or sub-links online or even go online, unless I am told, but whoever wants to use the google search engine or read news through the tiny screen.
All these functions I have to get to know seem foreign to me, and actually I don't wish to learn them. To be truthful however, I sometimes take photos with the mobile which really works by itself through zooming automatically.
Other than that, zilch. If my daughter isn't there to help me, I wouldn't know what to do apart from the simple stuff. Most of the photos I take remain stored in the mobile with me having to delete some to make way for other clicks. I really can't download them and have to seek help.
The other day I thought of treating myself by eventually buying the iPhone which has been now on the market for some time and gone into different and expanded editions and functions.
But I thought later why would I need what is essentially a mini-computer? Would I really be able to use it effectively. In all honestly, I thought I wouldn't, so I quickly backed off the idea. Today I am thinking of buying something simple where I receive and make phone calls, and not to go through the rigmarole of technological gadgetry and functions.
Please don't get me wrong. I've long been accustomed to the computer, of downloading, going online and having email accounts, several in fact . But I don't think I want to transfer these to the mobile.
The smallness of the cellular may have a lot in putting me off. Being at mid-age, my eyesight is slowly going, and I may have slightly larger finger tips to hammer on the letters on the keyboard.
Initially, researchers recognized this problem as letters on too closely stuck together. They in turn started to design keyboards that are more functional and wide so the writing can be easier without thumping several letters at the same time.
No doubt they are now working on the cellular phones but there is an obstacle to that before even the design takes place because by nature, mobiles are small. No doubt however and with more research, companies will come with up solutions.
While I am aware of that now, I am still sticking to the phone function of the mobile as an effective means of communications and rarely use it for any other. I will pass a rain check on using cell phones as computers and leave it for the more innovative to explore like my daughter, her friends and busy working executives.