Some Curiosities About Mobiles That You Did Not Know
Although it seems that they carry our whole life in our hands and that it seems impossible that we can currently live without them, mobile phones have been with us for some time.
Many define it as “an extension of my own body” since they provide us with knowledge, memory, contacts, etc. In short, they make life easier for us.
That is why today, this blog wants to pay its little tribute to these wonderful gadgets by telling a little more about their history and knowing some curiosities about mobiles that will surely surprise you as they have done with us.
Do you want to meet them now? So let us go…
- The first smartphone (smartphone) was called Simon and had a touch screen and email.
- The first commercial telephone weighed 1150 grams. The current average is about 250 grams.
- The first mobile call was made in 1973 by Martin Cooper (Motorola). He called the head of his competition (AT&T engineer Joel Engel) to tell him what they had accomplished. The mobile from which he called weighed 1 kilo and had a battery life of half an hour (even though it had to be charged for at least 10 hours). That phone never went on sale.
- In 1983 the first mobile device came onto the market—10 hours of recharging for a range of half an hour for about 3,300 euros. We do not think many could afford it…
- The Nokia 1100 is the best-selling model in history. It began to be manufactured in 2003, and its production ended in 2007. About 250 million units were sold, perhaps because it is known as the indestructible phone. Maybe you have one out there…
- The first messages were sent in 1992 when SMS became the most used application in the history of mobile telephony. The “beep beep beep” tone of SMS on old Nokias represents the letters for “SMS” in Morse.
- Ericsson was the first brand to call a phone a “smartphone,” specifically the GS88 Penelope. However, it is believed that the first smartphone was the IBM Simon.
- In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because users often shower with them.
- We call it a mobile phone (or mobile, just). In China, they call it “shou-Ji” (handheld device); in Latin America, “cellular,” in the US, “cell phone,” in Japan, “keitai” (portable); in Israel, “telephone” (wonder phone), in Sweden “ Nalle” (teddy bear).
- 90% of mobiles are made in China. Practically this country has a monopoly on the manufacture of these devices.
- Despite the poverty of certain parts of the world, there are 3.3 billion active mobile phones on the market—almost 1 for every two inhabitants of the planet. There are countries, such as Luxembourg, where this figure increases, with 1.6 mobile phones per person.
- The mobile has done away with clocks and alarm clocks. Who wakes you up every morning to go to work? Surely your mobile phone.
- There are diseases related to the use of mobile phones. “Nomophobia” is the irrational fear of leaving the house without your smartphone, “ringxiety” is the feeling you have when you think you hear your phone ringing when in fact it has not, and “phubbing” is suffered by those who ignore everything they have to around you to concentrate on your mobile phone. We hope you do not experience any of them.
- If we focus on usage, studies show that we look at the phone an average of 150 times a day. My goodness!
- The most expensive phone in the world, the Falcon Supernova Pink Diamond iPhone 6, costs $95.5 million. If you do not want to spend that much, you have a more affordable version for just $48.5 million. You choose.
- In Finland, a world mobile phone throwing championship has been organized annually (since 2000). In case you want to sign up…
- In 2013, a Google Nexus was launched into space to test the resistance of its components in vacuum conditions and its ability to control a satellite in space.
- Anywhere in the world, the phone to make emergency calls is 112, it does not matter if you have no balance or your phone is blocked; you can always call 112. Hopefully, you never have to do it…
- Some researchers are studying the possibility of charging the mobile thanks to urine. Who knows what we will do in a few years…
- Finally, here are some statistics that will surely surprise you…
- More than 80% of smartphones run on Android.
- 33% of people lose or break their phones.
- 40% of smartphone thefts take place between noon and 5:00 p.m.
- 11% of smartphone thefts occur in the workplace.
- Your mobile phone has a concentration of bacteria 18 times higher than your toilet.
- 90% of text messages are read within 3 minutes of being received.
- Seventy-five percent of people are more actively using their phones while they relieve themselves.
Mobile phones are here to stay and play an important role in our lives. We hope this post about mobile curiosities has seemed interesting to you, and at least we have made you have a good time.