- Only The Wealthy Could Afford Them When They First Appeared
The first smartphones sold for $3,995, so it was a gadget for only the rich. The first phones were large and heavy weighing about 2 pounds, and they were the size of a brick. They were not pocket phones like they are today.
- Most Users Are Afraid Of Identity Theft If They Lose Their Smartphone
Users feel that if their smartphone is lost, they will risk someone stealing their identity which is a possibility if they store banking and other financial information on the smartphone. This is why over 70% of users do not manage their finances from their phone.
- Users In The UK Are Crazy About Smartphones
There are more than 43 million smartphone users in the UK, and over 20% of them acknowledge that they are addicted to their smartphone. They prize speed, data usage, and mobile network reliability. Perhaps not too surprising, they answer their phone while in the bathroom.
- The First Text
The first text was sent in December 1992 by a young engineer and it read “Happy Christmas.” A texting language has been created, and did you know that a British Navy Admiral first used OMG?
- Smartphones Are Helpful In Achieving Academic Success
Students find it easier to study when they are on the go because it is easier to carry a smartphone than a bag of books. Using smartphones for studying allows the users to get more sleep according to a recent study conducted by StudyBlue.
- Games Are The Most Popular Apps
Games are played on their phone by 64% of users. The second most popular use is weather apps. Surprisingly, social apps come in third. Users are also fond of maps, news and music apps.
- Online Purchases
Regular shopping at brick and mortar stores is slowly becoming history. Do you know that eBay sells an item every 2 seconds to smartphone users? This method of shopping is not only for cheap items, but an average of 4 Ferraris are also sold every month. Smartphones are also used in stores to check prices elsewhere or to retrieve coupons. Over 85% of smartphone users report have shopped using their smartphone in the past 90 days.
- More People Are Using Two Smartphones
An amazing 55,000,000 people carry two smartphones. Of those who own two phones, 90% use them simultaneously for multitasking.