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The Mobile Phone Turns 40

ull The Mobile Phone Turns 40 The facts on phones since 1973 The first mobile telephone call was made on April 3, 1973 by Martin Cooper, a former Motorola inventor, who is known as "the father of the cellphone" The first mobile phone weighed 785g (28oz). It was 11 times heavier than the world's thinnest 3G kg mobile phone which weighed just 71g (2.5oz) according to the Guinness World Records The most common use for a mobile is neither calling nor texting but checking the time. This has prompted concerns that the mobile phone will bring about the death of the wristwatch The first text message was sent by Neil Papworth on 3 December 1992. He sent Vodafone's Richard Jarvis the festive greeting "Merry Christmas" on Jarvis's Orbitel 901 mobile phone The Nokia tune is arguably still the most recognised mobile ringtone. It's origin is from a 1902 composition by Spanish classical guitarist and composer Francisco Tarrega, called Gran Vals Philippe Kahn is credited with creating the first camera phone and transmitting the first publicly shared photo in 1997. The photo was of his newborn daughter, Sophie The world's most expensive mobile phone is a version of the iphone which costs £6.7million. The device is made from solid gold, encrusted with 500 diamonds and comes in a platinum box The most expensive telephone number sold at auction cost 10 million Qatari Riyals (then £1.46m). The number 666-6666 was bought by an anonymous bidder on 23 May 2006 Brought to you by: ICP e-phone-Top-20-facts

The Mobile Phone Turns 40

shared by KateStaffordIll... on Apr 08
An infographic celebrating the mobile phone's 40th birthday - with the facts of phones since 1973


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