|Most newer digital cellular phones have some sort of entertainment
programs on them, ranging from simple dice-throwing games to
memory and logic puzzles.
Approximately 20 percent of American teens (more girls than
boys) own a cellular phone.
Cellular phones are more popular in European countries than
they are in the United States - with nearly 2/3 of Europeans
owning a phone, compared to only about ¼ of Americans.
The GSM standard for digital cell phones was established
in Europe in the mid-1980s - long before digital cellular
phones became commonplace in American culture.
The technology is now possible to locate a person using
a cellular phone down to a range of a few meters, anywhere
on the globe.
3G (third generation wireless) phones may look more like
PDAs, with features such as video-conferencing, advanced
personal calendar functions, and multi-player gaming.
What is most amazing is that all of the functionality of
a digital cellular phone - which only 30 years ago would
have filled the entire floor of an office building - now
fits into a package that sits comfortably in the palm of