Star Trek communicators were often compared to cellular ” flip – phones ” not TOO terribly long ago. I know. One my phones is a ” flip phone ” that resembles a slick bar of soap when closed. Smart – phones will begin to resemble the tricorders of the well – known science – fiction staple in the not – too – distant future.
Now if I can just get the smart – phone I got as a Christmas gift to work as it should. Big, fat, fingers & smooth touch – screens do not a good combination make, always. 🙂 I had similar trouble with an iPad that I sold back to my cousin for extra Christmas money after finally losing patience ( & finding out that the Wi – Fi in this area was beyond sucky, as well. ).
Smartphones equipped with portable devices that magnetically levitate cells might one day help diagnose diseases in the home, clinic or lab, researchers say.