Cell phone games

The cell phone games industry has gone a long way since the days of snake and arcade rip-offs. Today's 3G cell phones can manage such a high ratio of data transmission that mobile games are beginning to resemble the games you run on your home computer. An owner of a cell phone that uses a 3G network can now play games such as 'Need For Speed: Underground 2' or 'The Sims 2'. These games are quite a bourdon even for a relatively good home computer, so how is it possible to play them on your cell phone, you might ask. The answer is quite surprising, technologically speaking.

One of the things that held back cell phone games up until recently was the size of the cell phone's memory. Most cell phones, even the ones with digital cameras and mp3 players, have very limited memory space. The solution was actually right under our eyes – transferring game data only upon need. The advanced cell phone games of the future are downloading the levels and characters only at the point they are needed, thus solving this most disturbing problem.

The improvement of the cellular communication network is expected to change many aspects of our life. Starting with advanced mobile games to live video feeds from casino tables and up to stream sports events and races. All we have left to do is enjoy the ride!

Editor Nancy Parker, 12.10.05