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10 curious cell phone facts

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10 curious cell phone facts
Do you know why text messages are limited to 160 characters? Do you know who was first to send a picture using a cell phone? Which is the world's best-selling phone? How about the toughest phone in the world? Or people in which country send the most text messages?

Here we have provided the answers to these questions, along with other interesting facts about cell phones. In case we've sparked your curiosity, just flick through the slideshow below. Also, if you can think of a fun fact about cell phones, feel free to share it with us down in the comments.




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posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:49 21

1. ilia1986 (unregistered)


A nice article :)

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:52 2

2. kayeeman (Posts: 13; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


PhoneArena have no news for us. Stop Uploading Random stuff from google.

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 03:34 1

20. DogsGoMeow (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 May 2012)


its nice to read fact every once in awhile. Live with it..

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 00:09 1

25. alekso9 (Posts: 40; Member since: 30 Jan 2012)


f**k off troll...

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 13:53 19

3. Ohrules (Posts: 323; Member since: 11 Jun 2012)


nothing beats the nokia 3310 in terms of toughness :D

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 00:38 1

19. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


xperia go , xperia active?

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 14:03 11

4. tedkord (Posts: 5065; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That one phone reminds me of a fellow at work. He only bid the rugged, military spec phones. He just got a Samsung Rugby, and always brags about how he can put it in the toilet for 30 minutes and it works be fine. One of these days I'm gonna try 31 minutes and see what happens.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 14:23 12

5. Fallout09 (Posts: 419; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


My only question is why would you want to put your phone in the toilet for 30 mins?

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 15:16 18

8. Slammer (Posts: 1116; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


Just to show everyone how much s**t it can take.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 14:49 2

6. Mr.Mr.Upgrade (Posts: 425; Member since: 30 Aug 2011)


Yep stop putting up useless news.....

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 14:50 6

7. ibap (Posts: 705; Member since: 09 Sep 2009)


Some of this is interesting, but the story needs a proofreader.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 17:25

12. nnaatthhaannx2 (Posts: 820; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Yeah... The word "curious" just seems.........wrong.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 16:12

9. disneydad (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Mar 2012)


Interesting info.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 16:44 1

10. Hammerfest (Posts: 370; Member since: 12 May 2012)


Well at least now we know who to blame for SEXting...

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 19:06 5

15. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1633; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Blame? or thank

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 17:09 1

11. savien808 (Posts: 59; Member since: 27 Aug 2011)


interesting to know. people should stop complaining about whats being posted, there not the ones doing it so why should they care

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 17:41 1

13. teengoku (Posts: 4; Member since: 29 Jul 2012)


well if you want random stuff dragon ball rocks but yeah i want something interesting maybe something about the next nexus phone just a suggestion

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 20:54 4

16. VJo003 (Posts: 333; Member since: 11 Mar 2012)


Nokia has so much... Hope they will survive their current ice-age

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 04:43 1

21. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


If not the will be Finished...see what I did there.

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 22:27

17. frank_j8 (Posts: 3; Member since: 04 May 2009)


One reason the nokia 1100 sold so many units is that the phone was very cheap to buy and was used as bombs

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 23:43

18. xtian1103 (Posts: 361; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


where is samsung's claim that most mobile technologies in the early 90's belong to them?

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 06:02

22. techsavvy.jaz (Posts: 110; Member since: 07 Feb 2012)


I used to have a Nokia 3650 with 16MB MMC card!! good enough for few ringtones, themes, and few VGA shots :)
and even in 2008/2009 Nokia 6233 came with a 128MB MicroSD card!!

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 11:34

23. guildsa654 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


PHILIPPINES FTW!! :3

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 19:45

24. mtajulmuluk (Posts: 18; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)


Nice data information,,,

posted on 01 Aug 2012, 13:45

26. saiki4116 (Posts: 358; Member since: 31 Mar 2011)


nokia 1100..really love that keypad....

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