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It's hard to imagine life without them now, but how much do you know about your mobile? 20 Questions.

 
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1

A patent for the first wireless phone as we know today was issued in US Patent Number 3,449,750 to George Sweigert of Euclid, Ohio on what year?

  • 1969
  • 1973
  • 1984

2

The world’s first partly automatic car phone system was launched in Sweden in which year?

  • 1956
  • 1961
  • 1967

3

Martin Cooper is considered the inventor of the first handheld cellular phone and the first person to make a call on a handheld cell phone prototype. Can you guess the year?

  • 1969
  • 1973
  • 1982

4

Which company employed Martin Cooper at the time of his invention?

  • Motorola
  • Sony-Ericcson
  • Nokia

5

The first commercial citywide cellular network was launched in Japan by NTT. Do you know the year?

  • 1979
  • 1981
  • 1083

6

The first "modern" network technology on digital 2G (second generation) cellular technology was launched in 1991 in which country?

  • Japan
  • USA
  • Finland

7

When was the first person-to-person SMS text message sent?

  • 1988
  • 1993
  • 1999

8

The first full internet service on mobile phones was introduced in 1999 in which country?

  • Japan
  • Finland
  • USA

9

When was the first commercial launch of 3G (Third Generation)?

  • 2000
  • 2001
  • 2002

10

When did mobile phones become small enough to be carried in a jacket pocket, rather than being installed in vehicles as car phones?

  • Late 1980s
  • Early 1990s
  • Late 1990s

11

The first smartphone was the Nokia 9000 Communicator which incorporated PDA functionality. When was it launched?

  • 1996
  • 1997
  • 1998

12

The first mobile news service, delivered via SMS, was launched in Finland in which year?

  • 1996
  • 1998
  • 2000

13

What do the letters "SIM" stand for?

  • Subscriber Identity Module
  • Standardized International Matrix
  • Secure Internal Memory

14

As of 2008, Nokia was the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones, with a global device market share of 39.4%. Can you match the next four to their percentage?

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  • Samsung
  • Sony Ericsson
  • Motorola
  • LG Electronics

Right

  • 8.6%
  • 7.7%
  • 8.5%
  • 17.3%

15

In which of the following countries is it legal to use a hands-free device to make a call whilst driving but not a hand-held phone?

  • Portugal
  • France
  • Israel

16

As of December 2008, approximately what percentage of world population had a mobile phone?

  • 50
  • 60
  • 70

17

Place the world's top four countries by number of mobiles in order, starting with the most.

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  • Russia
  • United States
  • People's Republic of China
  • India

18

Again, starting with the highest, place these countries or regions in the order of percentage of population with a mobile.

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  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Hong Kong
  • Russia

19

The first deaf person to send a text message was David Jackson, a Deaf researcher working at the Centre for Deaf Studies within the University of Bristol. Name the year.

  • 1991
  • 1995
  • 1998

20

The formal name for text is SMS. What do these letters stand for?

  • Standardized Mobile Statement
  • Short Message Service
  • Sampled Multiple Signallling

 

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