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sexta-feira, 19 de abril de 2013

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© Clever Pants 2012

This month the mobile phone turns 40!! We've brought you some amazing mobile phone facts which will surprise and amuse you. 

That first portable phone was called a DynaTAC. The original model had 35 minutes of battery life and weighed one kilogram.

The first smartphone was IBM's Simon, which debuted at the Wireless World Conference in 1993. It had an early LCD touchscreen and also functioned as an email device, electronic pager, calendar, address book and calculator. 

In September 2007, an Arizona-based firm marketed PetCell, a mobile phone for dogs with a built-in GPS satellite system, at $500.

The most prolific texters in the UK are 12 to 15 -year-olds, who send an average of 193 texts a week. In total, British texters sent more than 150bn messages in 2011.

Research shows that smartphone users spend an average of 12 minutes a day on phone calls. They spend more time playing games (14 minutes), listening to music (16 minutes), using social media ( 17 minutes) and browsing online (25 minutes). The most common use of all mobiles is to check the time. 

By the end of 2011, there were 78 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 people in the developing world. In the developed world there were 122 subscriptions per 100 . 

© Clever Pants 2012


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