–The average person picks up their phone 2,600 times a DAY.
–There are 0.034 grams of gold in each cell phone, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. That’s the equivalent of 0.001 troy ounces, worth about $1.82 There’s more gold in a pound of electronics than a pound of gold ore, so it’s certainly worth recycling.
–According to the latest Mobile Connectivity Report from NPD Connected Intelligence, the average U.S. smartphone upgrade cycle is 32 months, up from 25 months one year prior. — This is now been extended to 33 months from data published Aug 23, 2019
–The first commercially available handheld cellular phone was the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x, which hit the market in 1983 and weighed in at 2 pounds. It was priced at $3,995 and offered a half-hour of talk per batter charge.
–The first-generation iPhone was released on June 29, 2007, and multiple new hardware iterations with new iOS releases have been released since.
–BlackBerry 850 was the first BlackBerry device introduced in 1999. Supporting email and limited HTML browsing, the small device featured a monochrome screen. The BlackBerry 5810 was the firstmodel with phone capabilities but a headset was required
–Iphone users spent on average almost five times as much per person buying stuff on it’s ios operating system as those devices using Android (owned by Google).
—The first text message was sent in 1992. Neil Papworth, a 22-year-old software programmer from the UK, sent the first ever text message from a computer to his colleague Richard Jarvis. Neil had been working as a developer and test engineer to create a Short Message Service (SMS) for his client, Vodafone. It said, “Merry Christmas”.
—Over 6 billion texts are sent every day in 2020 according to Google.