A cell phone is a small wireless and electronic garget used for communication. Of late, cell phones have turned out to be of various purposes and as days go by, they are becoming even more sophisticated. This is due to the rising technology, which is enhancing new and different features every new day. Despite this fact, cell phones are becoming more compact than they used to be and thus sophistication is going hand in hand with size. Basically, cell phones are meant for communication purposes yet they are also used for many other purposes. Different cell phones have different features depending on their intended purposes, the manufacturer and the market situation.
All cell phones are made for communication purposes, but due to the rising human needs, manufacturers found it economical and effective to integrate other different features in favour of human needs. This implies that with a cell phone, you do not need to get a watch, a calculator for instance which, almost every cell phone is packaged with. Phones which are meant for communication purposes have inbuilt media players, cameras and even videos, they have good sounds and graphics to suit this purpose. Phones which are used in handling crimes are also designed with special features like trackers for instance and highly sensitive receivers such that communication can be made possible even under very low tones. Surprisingly, cell phones that are used for communication purposes only and especially official use will normally carry very few features, only voice communication, this is because an office carries very other communication devices like computers and a better defined network.
Different manufacturers manufacture cell phones to suit their uniqueness in the market. Although meeting the purpose is the key priority, quality of the integrated features is another very important aspect. Different companies manufacturer different features differently which differ in quality. For example, different cameras produce different quality photographs, and this is entirely dependent on the capability of the respective companies to use the best programs to ensure the feasibility and the compatibility of these features with a wide range of other soft ware. But still despite the fact that different companies are very good in the manufacture of certain features, they have certain deficiencies such that they substitute each other, some companies will normally merge to improve on their deficiencies and maintain a competitive front and the reputation that goes with the brand. A good example is Sony Ericson which a combination of the two companies.
Another important aspect in integration of features is the issue concerning the market situation. Unless the features meet a wide of consumer needs integration of such features would be of no use. Secondly, the company must be flexible so as to match the consumer needs and the emerging needs. All these features come at an extra cost and therefore the more sophisticated the cell phone the higher the cost.
Comparing various goods, they go at different prices depending on the quality, market situation, and the needs of that particular good. On the basis of quality, high quality goods have relatively high prices. This is basically so because, more expertise and resources are required as well as the inputs required in the making of this commodity.
Market situation also determines the cost of that particular good. If the commodity is new in the market, quality is normally not very much considered because they have no counterparts that outline their weaknesses and therefore they experience monopolistically high prices.
Requirements of a particular commodity determine the amount that it is going to cost. This is so because the designers and the developer have specific goals geared towards meeting a particular need. The manufacturer thus, does not have the market issue in mind because it has already been catered for. Actually, some goods are paid for even before they are manufactured.
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