Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Strange Facts about Smart MobilePhones

iPhones and Androids and various Blackberry devices are everywhere, and the revolution has just begun.

We never know these facts about smartphones. Just have a look at these....

1. The first camera phone was released in Japan in 2000: the Sharp J-SH04.

2. Porn helped drive popularity, with a phone-cam-enabled up-skirt photo subculture emerging online.

3. Japan and South Korea require phone cameras to make noise when pictures are taken in order to prevent unwanted photography.

4. A recent study by ComScore found that of 234 million wireless subscribers in U.S., 45.5 of them own smart phones.

5. Coda Research Consultancy forecasts that the number of smartphone owners in the U.S. will rise to 194 million by 2015.

6. Smart phones made up 17 percent of cell phones sold worldwide in 2009; that's expected to jump to 38 percent by 2014.

7. Ericsson was the first company to market a device as a "smartphone" in 2000 with the launch of the R380.

8. The first working smartphone was introduced eight years earlier by IBM, which debuted the Simon at COMDEX.

9. Simon had a calendar, address book, world clock, calculator, note pad, e-mail, fax and games, plus a touch-screen keyboard.

10. The Nokia Communicator line in 1996 was one of the first mobile devices built on an open platform.

11. The QUALCOMM pdQ, introduced in 1999 and built on the Palm OS, had full PDA capabilities and a CDMA phone.

12. Salomon Smith Barney deployed 2,500 devices connected to BlackBerry Enterprise Server in 2000.

13. In 2002, the deluge of devices began, including the first HTC smartphone and the Palm Treo.

14. Also in 2002, Sony Ericsson unveiled the P800, with an MP3 player, camera and color touch screen.

15. By 2003, BlackBerry said it had over 10,000 corporate customers on its enterprise smartphone bandwagon.

16. The use of mobile Web grew 110 percent last year in the U.S., according to the Quantcast Mobile Trends report.

17. Still, Quantcast estimates that mobile Web usage only makes up about 1.26 percent of all Web consumption in the U.S.

18. Forrester says mobile accounts for up to 25 percent of e-mail for info workers who use a smart phone at least once a week for work.

19. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer admitted that the computing giant missed a whole generation of smartphone evolution.

20. Microsoft's highly-touted Kin phone was yanked from the market after just six weeks of availability.

21. Enterprise-connected mobile device penetration will grow from 10-15 percent in 2010 to perhaps 80 percent five years from now.

22. A Symantec survey showed just under two-thirds of enterprises have no formal device management policies.

23. Monsanto is supporting its 4,700 smartphone users through the device management solutions from Zenprise.

24. Monsanto's deployment helped reduce outage time for VIP users by 95% and reduced Level 1 support tickets by 34%.

25. Gartner says iPhone and Droid platforms made up 25 percent of smartphone sales worldwide in first quarter of 2010.

26. Increasing consumerization makes management harder; unlike BlackBerry devices, iPhone and Droid are not enterprise-focused.

27. Clothier Patagonia enabled iPhones and Droids in its environments using management tool Good for Enterprise.

28. "People want to use these devices, and they want to use them at work." — Alex Yanez, telecommunications engineer, Patagonia.

29. Gartner expects mobile application downloads to increase tenfold between 2009 and 2013.

30. Compass Intelligence predicts U.S. businesses will spend $11.6 billion on mobile app development by 2012.

Source: BaselineMag


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