The latest sensation in the mobile world is 3GP. This amazing technology has enabled the mobile users to surf internet, transfer large multi-media files, and do video conferencing.
3G means the 3rd Generation mobile phone technology. The earlier versions were 1st Generation, introduced in 1970s and 2nd generation, launched in 1990s. The best part of this great technology is that it has enabled large data transfers at high speed between wireless phones and it has become possible because of its larger bandwidth.
This next generation technology has introduced a new file format, 3GP. This file format allows multi-media streaming and creating, watching and sharing video files on their 3G mobile phone network. In this format, there are many different file types are stored within one file the audio, video and bit rate information, all are stored together.
The 3GP is a more enhanced version of the MP4 or MPEG-4 technology. The main idea behind the creation of this technology was to decrease the bandwidth amount and sizes of files to incorporate easily in the mobile phones.
3GP belongs to 3GPP, the Third Generation Partnership Project that involves cooperation of many nations for the standardization of cell phone formats. The objective is to allow fast delivery of multi-media files on 3G networks worldwide.
The users can transfer the 3GP video files to a computer through USB or Bluetooth. The 3GP files support all platforms like Linux, Mac and Windows. And, you can play a 3gp file with 3gp players and also with other players like Quick Time, Windows and Real Player. The mobile users can download songs, ring tones in this file format.The best features about this breakthrough advancement are clarity, better sound, resolution and display of songs on the cell phones.
And, if you want to convert your 3GP files into some other format, then you can do it very easily with the different free software available on the internet. You can convert a 3GP file in any format like .avi, .wmv or any other of your choice.
All the 3G cell phones can create, play and transfer 3GP files. However, you may experience variations for memory & file sizes from one phone to another phone.
Now, all the major cell phone brands manufacture the 3G enabled phones to target a huge market that like this cutting edge technology. And, the good thing is that these devices are not expensive at all. You can buy a 3G enabled phone at an affordable price.