8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Cellphones

8 Facts You Didn’t Know About CellphonesYounger and younger we end up with a cellphone glued to the palm of our hand. In fact, you may be reading this on a cellphone right now! The cellphone has weaved itself into everyday life in a speedy and all-consuming way, but what do you really know about that handy device? Here are a few facts you may not know about the cellphone.

Fun Cell Phone Facts

1. The first cellphone was announced in 1973 with Motorola’s “Brick” phone. That’s not too long ago, yet this powerful device has grown rapidly since.
2. That date isn’t counting the first smart phone, invented in 1997.
3. Did you know that the first cellphone available cost more than the advanced cellphones of today? The first cellphone to be sold to the public cost $3,995.
4. Today, the average phone costs less, but the most expensive phone cashes in at $95.5 million. It’s made of 18 karat gold and has a pink diamond on the back. What phone case do you get to protect all that?
5. The addiction you have to your phone has a name. “Nomophobia” refers to anxiety about the thought of losing or being away from your phone.
6. Speaking of nomophobia, on average, people check their phone 150 times a day.
7. Despite every person only needing one phone, more cellphones than humans exist. On average, every person owns 1.5 cell phones.
8. The cell phone has populated our world and beyond. In 2013, a Google Nexus phone was sent into space.

What’s Next?

The cellphone is a staple for the modern world. It’s hard to navigate life without it. What do you think will be the next big device in the tech world? Maybe the invention already lives inside your mind!


Fact Sources:

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