Here are some amazing facts about mobile phones/smartphones
Like the internet, mobile phones have also become an integral part of one’s life over the years. It has become almost impossible to imagine life without them. We are addicted to them, our day starts with them. But do you know your mobile really well? Here’re a few amazing facts about mobile phones.
1: Motorola Dyna TAC 8000X – the first mobile phone
Invented in 1983 by Martin Copper, a senior employee at Motorola, the first mobile phone was the Motorola Dyna TAC 8000X. Weighing around 1.1 kg, it could only store 30 contacts and offered talk time of 30 minutes. The approximate retail price of the product was $3,999.
2: April 3, 1973 – the first time a mobile call was made
Martin Cooper on April 3, 1973 made the first mobile phone call to Dr. Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs with the first ever developed mobile phone Motorola Dyna TAC.
3: IBM launched world’s first smartphone
IBM launched the very first smartphone ever on August 16, 1994, which is actually over 20-years-old now. The phone got the name “Simon Personal Communicator”, which was initially dubbed the “Angler”, before its final release in 1994. It was the first commercially available touch screen phone, which could be easily operated with the help of stylus or fingertip and came pre-installed with functions like a calendar, address book, calculator, and Note Pad.
4: 90% of the smartphones used in Japan are waterproof
As the people of Japan are very fond of mobile phones that they use the phone even in the shower, that’s the reason almost 90% of the mobile phones in Japan are waterproof.
5: Apple sold 37.04 million iPhones in 2012
In 14 weeks, Apple sold 37.04 million iPhones, which is equivalent to 262 phones per-minute and 4 phones per-second.
6: Apple’s launched the most expensive smartphone (iPhone 5) in the world worth $15.3 million
For those people who can afford luxuries of life, Apple had launched the world’s most expensive iPhone5 fully coated smartphone with 26 carat black diamond with a price tag of $15.3 million.
7: More than 80% of users in the world own an Android smartphone
Apple’s operating system doesn’t actually dominate the smartphone market, even though “iPhone is the king of smartphones” and the biggest seller. According to comScore, Android crushes the iOS market share by 82.8%.
8: The Highest Mobile bill was $201,000
We all get a little irritated when we get a huge mobile bill. Just imagine being Celina Aarons, who got the biggest shock of her life when she opened her cell phone bill and found she owed $201,000.
What’s the reason for such a huge bill? Celina had two brothers who were deaf and mute and communicated with her via text over their phones. Thanks to a standard data plan, on a trip to Canada one brother sent over 2,000 text messages and downloaded videos at a cost of around $2,000 per video.
9: In any given month, 65% of smartphone users don’t download a single app
According to Comscore report, only 35% of users download an app in a given month, in spite of there being almost 2.8 billion people who use smartphones in the world.