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Mobile Phone Trivia

  • While radio-type phones have been in use since the 1940s, Motorola invented the first modern mobile phone for handheld use in 1973.
  • In Japan, cell phones can also be used as credit and/or debit cards. You can also use them to check in at airports. You can even take a swim with a waterproof phone.
  • The first recorded text message was sent from Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis on December 3, 1992; it said, "Merry Christmas".
  • The 'special' tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving text messages is actually Morse code for 'SMS'.
  • In Malaysia, a man may divorce his wife through a text message as long as the text is clear.
  • Sixteen-year-old student Ang Chaung Yang of Singapore currently holds the world record for texting "The razor-toothed piranhas of the genera Serrasalmus and Pygocentrus are the most ferocious freshwater fish in the world. In reality they seldom attack a human" in 41.52 seconds.
  • In 2006, the New Zealand Qualification Authority decided that students could use text messaging abbreviations as long as the answer was clear and it showed that the student understood the subject.
  • A wireless collar device for pets that is being tested in Japan will allow people to talk to their pets while they are at home lounging around or tearing up your favorite pillow.

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