PhoneArena wishes you a massively epic New Year's Eve!

PhoneArena wishes you a massively epic New Year's Eve!

Dearest readers, we'd like to take a moment off of covering the latest in smartphone technology to wish you extraordinarily happy moments in greeting the new year 2016! We're pretty sure that most of you are either ready to go, or gearing up for a night to remember as we speak! New year's resolutions are made, the ambition to follow through with them is boiling, good food is being prepared to be shared with fine people, and hopefully each one of you is in great spirits!

Julius Caesar -

Julius Caesar - "I decree you... to a New Year's party!

And hey, just so you know, throwing a massive New Year's party is a long-standing tradition, even if somewhat new from a historical perspective. The earliest New Year's bash is believed to have happened in the land of Mesopotamia, some 2000 before Christ. Mesopotamians partied in March, though, as they considered the vernal equinox as the start of the new year! So the first in history to throw a New Year's celebration on January the 1st was Numa Pontilius, the second king of Rome. This happened just 153 years before Christ.

Before Numa did his thing, the new year began in March, and there was only 10 months in the Roman calendar. But the king introduced January and Februrary so that the counting of years would check out with the empire's brand new solar calendar — a major upgrade over the ageing lunar system that had turned inaccurate over the years.

However, Jan 1 was not strictly adhered to as the start of a new year, which meant some in the empire still celebrated on March 1. It was no other than emperor Julius Caesar to decree (in 45 B.C.) that the new year would occur in January 1, period. Thus, the entirety of the Roman world partied on January 1 from there on, and as you can see, this fine Roman tradition has prevailed over the years!

Enough history talk. Let's celebrate and enter a bigger, prosperous year 2016 like we mean it!

Yours,
the PhoneArena Team

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25 Comments

1. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

You too PA. Keep on bringing harsh and quality reviews!

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Happy new year to all!!! Already counting down here in Asia!!!

2. pegasso

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 27, 2011

Happy New Year!

4. redmd

Posts: 1872; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Happy new year PA team and readers!

5. Podrick

Posts: 1283; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Happy New Year everyone!!!

6. karthik55

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 29, 2014

Happy new year

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Happy new year PA staff, and users.

9. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Happy New Year, my dear bro, darkkjedi !!!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You come off like a stupid idiot posting that. Go away maggot.

13. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

darkkjedii, you know I asked for pardon and reconciliation between you and I, but you denied at pushed my request away. Since you don't want to take me as your "bro" (as you call guys here), what can I do? I do not take pleasure in trolling you, believe me! But you leave me no choice. Please, let's stop the bitterness and war between us! I'm ready to quit bashing you and be your bro in this new year 2016. I can admit that you're a cool guy. You do not troll and not biased in Apple-Samsung articles. You even own their respective 2015 flagships. I enjoy and cherish you, darkk, believe me! Regards, 6-Cored.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

See post 12, and when you respond...see post 12 again. I do not insult people one day, and try to be cool with them the next. We've nothing to discuss...period.

18. Swiff

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Dark I used to respect your opinions and I still value your input about issues on smartphones. But you lost me on the way a fellow brethren wishes to squash a beef if you call it that. Let it go men this stuff isn't that serious.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have no beef with him, I simply think he's stupid, and have nothing to say to him. "I do not take pleasure in trolling you, believe me! But you leave me no choice", are you kidding me. I don't care how I've lost you, cause I never asked you to respect or be cool with me in the first place. I'll say this in all caps, to make it clear: TO HELL WITH HEXA-CORE, AND HIS STUPID ONE DAY WE'RE COOL ONE DAY WE'RE NOT, DISRESPECTFUL ASS! HE AND I HAVE NOTHING TO DISCUSS! Happy new year.

21. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

See post #20, just below Swiff's.

17. Swiff

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I respect your genuine apology hexa-core. It is all fun this stuff shouldn't be taking too seriously there is more to life than fighting over which phone is better.

20. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Thanks, Swiff! Don't mind Jedii. We all make mistakes in life, don't we? But mistakes can be corrected! darkkjedii has always be the irreconcialable type of person to me. darkk! What I mean by "you leave me no choice" is that it's the only way I have to get your attention! When I salute you or say a friendly word, you ignore me. In order to get your attention, I'm compelled to bash/troll you so that you'll then reply "get lost" hence giving me the attention I seek. If I really didn't care about you, I would not have been replying to your comments. Why don't I troll Reb and meanest? Because they (though not all the time) respond to my greetings and my backing-up comments when they're in arguements with guys like Mxy. I'm so sorry to have used the unfriendly method to get your attention. I've decided to stop it. If there was a way I could delete those bashing comments, I would have done it long ago. I'm your "bro" - consider me so! Come on, man! Regards, 6-Cored.

22. Swiff

Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Keep up the good spirit bro. Dark is like a little girl that bitches for little thing I don't even know why you are trying to get his attention but it is what it is. Have a great new year every one.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Enjoy your new year.

24. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Enjoy yours too, Swiff. And darkk, it's fine to prefer me as an opponent, rather than a "bro". YOU'LL NOW ENJOY THE HE** OUT OF ME! Happy near year to you.

25. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

Read: **HECK**

8. leewt

Posts: 13; Member since: May 02, 2014

Happy new year for everyone

10. rick_mobile

Posts: 358; Member since: Dec 13, 2010

Happy new year everyone. It's been fun. Ready for 16 :)

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Can't wait to see some tec . 2016 CES should be nice.

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Happy, and safe New Year to all.

16. BigVanVader

Posts: 35; Member since: Jan 01, 2016

Everyone have a great 2016. Happy new year

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