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10 Mind Boggling Facts About Smartphones
02 Oct 17

10 Mind Boggling Facts About Smartphones


Every day we use our Smartphones more and more. Whether we’re searching for information, texting friends or taking pictures and most importantly selfies, our Smartphones have become an important part of our lives. We went ahead and found 10 mind boggling facts about these amazing devices for you. 

1. Smartphones today have more tech power than NASA’s Apollo 11 did in 1969 when they landed it on the moon

2. The average time an app goes unused before it’s deleted from a Smartphone is 12 weeks
3. Over 60% of people aged between 18 and 28 settle debates by looking up the correct information on their Smartphones
4. In 2013 the word "emoji” was added to the Oxford Dictionary
5. In 2015 the officially named "Face with tears of joy” emoji was chosen as the Oxford Dictionaries word of the year
6. The first mobile phone ever went on sale in 1984 and cost $3995, that’s R53 361 today
7. Nomophobia is the name given to the fear of being without your Smartphone or losing signal
8. Mobile phone throwing has been made an official sport in Finland
9. In 1994 IBM created a mobile phone called "Simon” which had a touch screen and was capable of sending emails
10. The first Dual-Camera Smartphones were launched in 2011

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