June 6, 2014

Very Interesting Facts About Mobiles And Smartphones

1. There are about 7.5 billion people on this planet about 5 billion of whom have a mobile phone, but only 3.5 billion of them use a tooth brush.

2. 91% of all adults have their mobile phones within arms reach 24 hours every day.

3. There are five times as many mobile phones in the world as there are personal computers.

4. 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of delivery.
Text Message Received
5. Do you remember the iconic Nokia 1100? It is the best-selling electrical gadget in history. Over 250 million units were sold
Nokia 1100
6. The first mobile phones went on sale in 1983. Price, almost $4,000 each.

7. You think your phones are clean? Research has shown that mobile phones have 18 times more bacteria than toilet handles.

8. Up to 90% of mobile phones in Japan are water proof. Why? Because young people use them even when they are in the shower.
Water-proof Mobile
9. Radiation from mobile phones can affect you. They can cause insomnia, headaches and confusion.

10. Martin Cooper, a former Motorola employee, made the first mobile phone call in 1973.
Martin Cooper
11. Today's mobile phones have greater computing power than the computer used for the Apollo II moon landing in 1969.

12. More people in this world have mobile phones than toilets.
Rural Telephony
13. The first smartphone was launched in 1993. It was nicknamed Simon and was designed by IBM.
14. Telephonophobia is the fear of making or receiving phone calls.
No Phones Please!
   Nomophobia is the fear of being out of phone contact e.g lost signal, lost phones or flat battery.
Don't Go Off!
15. It was the great inventor, Thomas Edison, who suggested using the word 'Hello' to make and receive calls.

16. A ton of mobile phones contains more gold than a ton of ore from a gold mine!

17. Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone died in 1922 and as a tribute to him all the telephone systems in America and Canada were turned-off for one minute.

It affected over 14 million lines. What a remarkable one-minute silence!

18. The 'Special' Nokia tone for receiving SMS is Morse code for 'SMS'.
The 'Ascending' tone is Morse code for 'Connecting People' and the 'Standard' tone is Morse code for 'M' (Message).

19. The screen and the memory are the most expensive parts of a Smartphone.

20. Up to 90% of Apps downloaded on a Smartphone are not used more than 10 times.

21. An average Smartphone user checks their phones about 110 tumes a day. Awesome!
Phone Check
22. Japan and South Korea have laws requiring phone cameras to make noise when pictures are taken in order to prevent unwanted photography.