Everyone has one; the mobile phone has become a staple of the modern age. With millions of phones being sold and resold every day, the human race has quickly adapted and involved this technology into our lives. We even use our phones to look for the best phone deals when upgrading! Today we list 12 facts about the smart devices.
1. When we think smartphone, you think of the first apple iPhone from 2006, but the first smartphone was actually made in 1993 by IBM. Called Simon, it had a touch LCD screen. It was before its time however, and wasn’t received very well at all.
2. The United States has an interesting way of hiding their mobile phone antennas. Often found in clock faces and other high buildings, they even high these antennas inside plastic trees to avoid spoiling the natural landscapes of the country.
3. Over 7 billion people are alive on earth right now, and 80% of them have a mobile phone!
4. Over 90% of adults keep their mobile phones within arm’s reach at all times.
5. We may think PC’s and computers are everywhere, but mobile phones outnumber the PC’s of the world by 5 times!
6. There are more than 4 billion mobile phone owners, but only 3.5 billion own a toothbrush.
7. 90% of all messages sent to a mobile phone are read within 3 minutes of arrival.
8. Celina Aarons is the record holder for highest mobile phone bill, sitting at a health £142,000 for just one month!
9. The World’s strongest phone is the Sonim Xp33 which survived an 84 foot drop and still worked fine!
10. The mobile phone industry is huge, and continues to be the fastest growing industry at the moment.
11. The most expensive phone available is the IPhone 5 black diamond, which costs the small price of $15 million! Consider that when looking for phone deals.