Linda Ahnstedt; Susanna Johansson , pp. 34. Inst. för programvaruteknik och datavetenskap/Dept. of Software Engineering and Computer Science, 2003.
Today’s cell phones include more and more functionality, it is no longer uncommon to be able to connect to the Internet or take photos with the cell phone. In this thesis the question is if the cell phone users are interested in this new functionality. Are there people who are interested in a cell phone that in this thesis is called “Basmobilen” (the entry level phone), which include the following functions; phone call, SMS, phone book, calling lists, clock and the possibility to change the call signal. After some historical insight in the development of the cell phone there is a description of the entry level phone (basmobilen).
The question about what the cell phone users are interested in is answered through a poll, interviews and diaries. The result shows that the entry level phone (basmobilen) is interesting for the persons who answered the poll, but there are some of them who want some additional functionality. This is discussed further in the discussion part of the thesis, where also a suggestion on how cell phones should be built in the future, to fit as large user groups as possible, is made.