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January 20, 2011

10 Trivia About Mobile Phones You Would Not Have Known

Interesting Facts About The Mobile Phones:
  • The first mobile phone device was invented by Motorola and the device was named as DynaTAC 8000X.
  • The first text message was sent in 1992.
  • SMS is still king of mobile messaging with five trillion messages sent in 2009. Despite the popularity of mobile email, IM and MMS, SMS is predicted to exceed 10 trillion in 2013.
  • There are 4.16 billion people who owns a mobile phone.
  •  That up to 60% of the radiation emitted by a typical cell phone, (enough to cause heating), will be absorbed by the user’s head
  •  78% are from developing markets while only 22% are from developed markets.
  • Mobile marketing is the third screen for media marketing behind television and PCs
  •  In Malaysia, market penetration for mobile devices is higher than television and PCs
  • The top five mobile network operators worldwide that derive more of their revenue from data than other operators are all Asian: Smart Philippines, Globe Philippines, SoftBank Japan, NTT DOCOMO Japan, KDDI Japan. Also four of the top five MNOs for monthly churn (loyalty) are also Asian. Also includes top five for subscribers, revenues, monthly average revenue per user (ARPU).
  • By 2011, over 85 percent of new handsets will be able to access the mobile Web.
  • Meanwhile 60 percent of the world’s population is now covered by a next-generation High Speed Packet Access mobile network (3G Americas).
  • Japan has much higher mobile Internet penetration than the US or Europe. This high usage of the mobile Internet (and mobile data generally) means mobile advertising/marketing is considerably more advanced than elsewhere   
  • Symbian (Nokia) makes up the highest market share of mobile operating system.
  •  If you have a Nokia mobile set and you are going out of battery and also you are expecting a very important call,by dialing the code *3370# , the battery of your Nokia set will upgrade up to 50% by using a built-in reserve battery.

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