Cell phones are becoming as much of our lives as eating and breathing. They are on our bodies most of the day, except when we’re in the shower. (I’d like to meet the person who keeps their cell phone in the shower too! Or maybe not.)
Anyway, with that kind of human interaction going on all day wouldn’t it be nice to know a little more about “your little friend”? Here are some interesting facts about cell phones many people may not know:
* The Philippines is ranked No. 1 globally in usage of text messages with about 1.4 billion text messages being sent every day. During the late ’90s and early 2000s, the country was known as the “text capital of the world” because texting was free.
* Researcher Friedhelm Hillebrand defined the length of a standard text message in 1985 by typing random sentences on his typewriter. Almost all of them were under 160 characters long.
* In 2001, Siemens produced the world’s first mobile phone with expandable memory and support for MP3 playback. It came with a 32MB (that’s megabytes!) MMC card and stereo headphones included in the set.
* The World’s Toughest Phone title goes to the Sonim XP3300 Force, according to the Guinness World Records. It earned its title by surviving an 84 feet (25 meters) drop onto concrete without suffering any operational damage. It can also be safely submerged in water down to two meters.