Friday, September 13, 2019

DYK: 5 Facts about the Mobile Phone

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1. Did you know that Motorola was the first company to produce a handheld mobile phone? The first call was from Martin Cooper (Motorola) to his rival Joel Engel (Bell Labs). The phone weighed 1.1kg, had talk time of 30 minutes and took 10 hours to recharge. Learn more.

2. Did you know that mobile phone throwing is an international sport that started in Finland in the year 2000? Participants throw mobile phones and are judged on distance or technique. The phones used vary not just between events but between competitors, with any phone that weighs over 220 grams being acceptable.At some events, the choice is down to personal preference from those provided by the event organizers, while others provide only one model of phone. Learn more.

3. Did you know that Ninety percent of all mobile phones sold in Japan are waterproof? Waterproof phones may be all the rage now, but people in Japan have been used to their devices being able to take a swim for over a decade already. Users in the country got used to having smartphones years before Western counterparts. Manufacturers had to make phones waterproof because Japanese women were so attached to their phones they brought them into shower. Learn more.

4. Did you know that Philippe Kahn created the first-ever camera phone in 1997 and an image of Kahn's new baby became the first-ever photo taken by a mobile phone? Entrepreneur Philippe Kahn is the man you want to thank for being able to take beautiful pictures on your mobile phone. Learn more.

5. Did you know that mobile phones often have two completely different phone numbers attached to them which are both usable? One is the one you think your number is and the other is called an Mobile Identification Number (MIN), the MIN (Mobile Identification Number) is a number that uniquely identifies a mobile telephone subscriber. Learn more.

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