The cellular revolution has been accompanied by a gradual evolution in functionality. The Motorola handie-talkie introduced in the early 1940‟s was a five pound behemoth that barely worked. Contemporary phones have become ubiquitous devices that are outfitted with camera, video, GPS, internet and e-mail. Fourth generation phones are expected to provide high speed internet access for data as well as multi-media through protocols that subsume existing standards. Beyond this, the capabilities of 4G phones have not been spelled out in detail. In this paper we outline our vision of a feature rich next generation phone that is backed up by an infrastructure of service offerings.
Amaravadi, Chandra S.; Mangalaraj, George; Philip, Sumesh; and Balijepally, VenuGopal, "Envisioning the Next Generation Cellular Client" (2009). CONF-IRM 2009 Proceedings. Paper 44.