The mobile phone market is a marvelous thing. It’s constantly evolving and at the same time, it has been around for over two decades! But what are some interesting facts about this ubiquitous gadget? Let’s take a look at 16 of them, including how many people have one, who invented it, and more!
16 Fun Facts About Mobile Phones
The first mobile phone call was made by a man named Martin Cooper, who worked for Motorola at the time.
In order to use a touchscreen phone without being annoyed with smudges and fingerprints on your screen, you can cover it in a thin plastic film. This is especially true with touchscreen laptops.
The first text message was sent in 1992 to a Vodafone engineer who had received the phone the day before. The message read “Merry Christmas.”
In 2007, more people used mobile phones than those with landlines for the first time in history!
At its peak, Nokia had a 44% market share of all cell phones sold worldwide.
The iPhone is a huge success. In 2012, Apple has sold over 340 thousand phones per day!
You’re not alone if you’ve felt the fear of being without your phone. Nomofobia is a term that combines no mobile phobia and…let’s face it, we all have experienced this at one time or another!
The first mobile game made was Snake, created in 1997 by an Estonian programmer at Nokia named Taneli Armanto. They still play this game today in many countries!
The first smartphone was launched on August 16th, 1994. It had a touchscreen, stylus and came with preinstalled apps like an address book or calculator; this is how IBM introduced its customers to technology at that time!
It’s always nice to know that you can divorce your spouse via text message in Malaysia.
You might think that the average toilet handle is dirty, but compared to mobile phones it’s an oasis of cleanliness. A used mobile phone has 18 times more bacteria than your typical bathroom fixture!
The phone may be a Japanese invention, but it has become an international sensation thanks to the country’s population of youthful consumers who take them everywhere, including the shower! So 90% of phones in Japan are waterproof.
The scientists have found a new way of charging your phone with urine!
The sport of throwing your mobile phone is an official one in Finland!
The internet is a dangerous place, and not just because of hackers. Ransomware has become one the most prominent threats to human life on earth today- especially with its ability for cyber criminals alike are targeting Android users at an alarming rate! It has been reported that 99% of all mobile malware is targeted at Android users.
You’ll be surprised how often you unlock it. The average person does so 110 times per day, which means that every time we look at our phones- whether to check something off or just see what’s going on in the world around us -we are essentially taking a break from reality for about ten seconds of screen time addiction (or more).