Surprising Smartphone Fun Facts

  • Surprising Smartphone Fun Facts

Surprising Smartphone Fun Facts

Surprising Smartphone Fun Facts

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.

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