We're not saying that all parents shouldn't text, but for those who aren't on top of technology, things can get a bit weird. These ten text messages show what happens when things don't go quite as planned. Continue reading for more.
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- The first mobile telephone call was made from a car in St. Louis, Missouri on June 17, 1946. The call was made using Bell System's Mobile Telephone Service.
- Motorola research Martin Cooper has been credited as the inventor of the first practice mobile phone for handheld use outside of a vehicle. The invention sold for $3,995 and weighed two pounds. The DynaTAc mobile phones had costed $100 million in development and it took over 10 years to hit the market.
- The first smartphone was created by BellSouth Cellular and weighed at over a pound. It debuted at the Florida Wireless World Conference in 1993. It was a phone/PDA with an LCD touchscreen display. The smartphone was called Simon and it was designed by IBM and acted like a cellular phone, but also worked as a page, e-mail device, calendar, address book, calculator, and sketchpad. The retail price of the Simon was $899. Only 2,000 were made and they are now considered a collector's item.
- The first SMS message was sent from a computer to a mobile device in 1992 in the U.K. The first person to person SMS from phone to phone was sent in Finland in 1993.
- ack in the 1990s, a phony e-mail spread about cellphones. The e-mail was supposedly a message from Shell Oil issuing a warning about three instances of cellphones causing a fire at the pump caused by static electricity. When being contacted in 2003, Shell claimed that the message was a complete hoax and they were not aware of any incidences. Static electricity can cause fuel vapors to combust, but cellphones do not emit enough of electricity to ignite anything.