In 1960, the world’s first partly automatic car
phone system, Mobile System a (MTA) was
launched in Sweden.
Martin Cooper was the inventor of the first
hand held portable Mobile Phone and it was
launched in 1973. The company was
Motorola and it was available worldwide.
Radiophones were used during WW2 and now we use them in our every day
BY JOSHUA W-B
Usage of Mobile Phones
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics in March
2010, 841,400 Australian children between the ages of 5 -14 have a mobile
phone. That is 31% of children in Australia.
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BY SHLOK S
Reasons given why SMOT students
need mobile phones
• Walking to and from places (safety)
• Communicate with people
• For fun
• Organise things
• Play games
• Send messages
The INQ Mini 3G has all different APPS
and it’s only $99.
Mobile phones have gone up $100 or $200
over the last 4 years.
Some of the mobile phone brands are:
3,Telstra,Nokia, Apple, BlackBerry, Sony
Ericsson and INQ.
BY JAKE O
The antenna is very close to the user’s head and can give you brain
tumors, headaches, hot spots and brain cancer. This is because of the
microwave emissions. In the USA some people that make and sell mobile
phones have been in trouble with the police. People can die from the
BY ALEXANDER TIRPENIS
The best way to get rid of your
phone is to recycle it in a shop so
There are around 800 million people who own they can take out all the bad
a mobile phone across the world chemicals. After, the company
might take it to a landfill or they
We upgrade mobiles every 12-18 months so what
happens to the environment when all the mobiles go
could take it to another country for
to waste? reuse.
Firstly, mobile phones contain a type of metal that To learn more go to
can cause major effects on the environment. An www.buzzle.com
example is global pollution which is caused by or just go to your Wikipedia for
metals becoming toxic over time. Mobiles have a some cool information about
chemical called Cadmium which is the seventh
recycling your phone.
most toxic chemical [and could also cause cancer].
BY CALISTA P
Over the last couple of years mobile phone addiction is becoming
a problem for young teenagers.
Research presented at the 2007 Mobile Media Conference by Shari
Walsh, from the Queensland University of Technology, suggests
mobile phone addiction could be the new psychological disorder
of the 21st century.
Shari Walsh says people do not get addicted to phones, it is more
likely they get addicted to being connected to other people.
BY ELLIE L
• Australian Bureau of Statistics
• History of Mobile Phones
• Mobile Addiction
• Magazines from 3 and Telstra
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