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Mobile Phone Quiz

  1. For a decade beginning in 1998, which company was the largest worldwide vendor of mobile phones and smartphones?
  2. Barack Obama became known for using what brand of mobile phone during his 2008 Presidential campaign?
  3. What does the acronym "SIM" stand for, as in SIM card?
  4. The term "smartphone" was first used by which company in 1997 to describe a new device concept, the GS88?
  5. The UK’s first 4G service was launched in 11 cities in 2012 by which British mobile network operator?

  6. The iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by which company?
  7. Which company commercially sponsored the Android mobile operating system?
  8. The Galaxy S series was a line of high-end smartphones produced by which company?
  9. What 5-letter word describes everything on the front of the devices that isn't the screen?
  10. LCD screens are widely used on smartphones, what does the acronym LCD stand for?
  11. What term is used for the measurement of the resolution of a camera?
  12. What does the acronym "SMS" mean?
  13. The Lumia 550 was a budget smartphone manufactured by which company?
  14. In July 2015 a man was fatally struck by lightning in the Brecon Beacons, Wales, supposedly due to what attracting the bolt?
  15. What was named as the most downloaded app of 2020?
  16. On 1 January 1985, which British comedian was said to have made the first public mobile phone call in the UK?
  17. In 1997 the Hagenuk GlobalHandy was the first phone not to have a what?
  18. Dr. Morton Cooper supposedly made the first "modern mobile phone" call on a New York City street in 1973. For which Illinois company was Cooper working at the time?
  19. In 2020, the first smartphones featuring high-speed 5G network capability were announced. What does the 'G' stand for?
  20. Which four letter acronym is a digital mobile phone technology that allows improved data transmission rates as a backward-compatible extension of GSM?


  1. Nokia
  2. BlackBerry
  3. Subscriber identity module card
  4. Smartphone
  5. EE (formerly Everything Everywhere)
  6. Apple
  7. Google
  8. Samsung Electronics
  9. Bezel
  10. Liquid Crystal Display
  11. Megapixels
  12. Short Message Service
  13. Microsoft Mobile
  14. Selfie stick
  15. TikTok
  16. Ernie Wise
  17. An external aerial
  18. Motorola
  19. Generation
  20. Edge (Enhanced Data rates for GSM Evolution)

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