So as we all now we (Bellic) will have an usable cellphone on GTA IV. This is the description the GI article has for it:
"Bellic then pulls out his cellphone which has options for phone book, Messages, Organizer and Camera on it's LCD screen. He selects phone book, and he is then presented with another set of options: City Contact, Docks Friend, and Cab Contact. After a brief conversation he informs the receiver to meet him at the docks."
Now here's a rundown on the features (the ones we know and some for speculation):
UPDATE 04/27/2007: New Info from the OPM Article/Interview, its states that the mobile phones will be used to set up deals and arranging ambushes, we still don't how exactly will this work out.
This is obviously where we will have our contacts and maybe some civil services.(Police, Ambulance, Etc.)
Since there are three contacts under this option (Dock, City, Cab), it's obvious this "phone book" will play a major roll in the GTA IV storyline. We shall unlock numerous "contacts" throughout the story. And to initiate certain missions we simply call and meet at a certain location. After we finish a series of missions, say the "Cab" contact, maybe we can call Roman and utilize him in some way. Maybe you can meet up with Roman and he'll do the tag-along $h!t, just like the gang members in GTA SA
But the phone book, we might expect, will be useful in other areas as well. Obviously we will be able to call girls, or girlfriends, in GTA IV. So to enable a date we call some girl, and start the activity.
Also this could entitle new options like corrupt lawyers, bankers, politicians, assassins, etc... So to ride yourself of "heat" we would simply meet our lawyer. To deposit dirty money we call our banker.
As the article implies it says that under phone book there are these options:
Self-explanatory(Sp?), some friend or employer you have in the city.
Again, some friend or employer you have on the docks.
This one maybe Roman, because the article says he has a taxi depot or maybe an option to call a taxi for a ride.
These are the other options:
Maybe text messages, maybe voice messages if you don't feel like answering your phone. Also maybe there will be messages after turning the game on, to remind you what's happening.
If there are voice messages, you will obviously get some like this:
"Great job, head over to my office for your payment."
"There is this new guy who hasn't been paying his debts, pay him a little visit."
and finally there's the last option:
Maybe here is where we will have objectives for the mission we are doing. Also maybe this could be a calendar, to see the which day it is, the month, and maybe the season (if they are in the game), and it would track all meetings, missions, dates, etc....
Another reason for an organizer would be simple, organize your business, your employees, gang members, assets, map... Strategic, territorial, planning.
Guess, its a camera and we will be able to take pictures (no sh*t), maybe zoom on them, maybe even edit the picture like putting it on negative and putting it on black and white, another feature could be videos, nothing much like one or two minutes of video and you can save it and send it to your friends online.
As I said before credit goes to Mr. Heint for the help.
So I guess thats it for now, will update when we now about new features and their functions.
Edited by xNewtype Acex, 27 April 2007 - 07:52 PM.