A mobile phone (also known as cell phone) is a portable telephone. It enables the user to make and receive calls while moving around a wide geographic area by connecting to a cellular network (which are all connected to the public telephone network) via a radio link. Some mobile phones featured built-in cameras that allowed the user to take photos and capture video with the device.
Behind the scenes
- The mention of a camera phone in a prop copy of the The Guardian created for the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is an anachronism, since the scene in which the paper is featured is set in 1996, and the first camera phone made commercially available was sold in Japan in 2000.