mobile phone


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There’s a chance for free chips from Rubios At 11 a.m., mobile phones around the county will emit a loud tone and then receive a message as officials test the effectiveness of sending early earthquake warnings to the devices, county officials said. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Early earthquake alert test to hit cellphones countywide today — and a fast response could net chips and guac," 27 June 2019 For example, when mobile phones became available, millions of consumers shifted some of their spending to buy this new product, thus getting more value for the same amount of money. WSJ, "Four Decades of Economic Wisdom From Martin Feldstein," 12 June 2019 Then early in February, a schoolteacher spotted the tiger crossing a road, snapped a photo with his mobile phone, and shared the image. National Geographic, "How a tiger's record-breaking journey ended in tragedy," 8 Apr. 2019 A few years ago World Bank economists figured out that the world’s poorest households were likelier to have access to a mobile phone than to a toilet. Cynthia Gorney, National Geographic, "African migrants in Europe trade one hardship for another," 25 June 2019 The school believes that the effort and expense of printing posters remains worthwhile—even during a time when everyone on the subway seems glued to their mobile phones. Anne Quito, Quartzy, "The New York subway is a gallery for a great poster-art series," 24 June 2019 Facebook says one billion have a mobile phone and nearly half a billion have internet access. Laura Forman, WSJ, "Hard to Read Facebook’s Libra Fortune," 18 June 2019 On the other hand, fintechs use a host of data points, from customers’ social media activity to the cost of their mobile phones, to form their own credit scores. Nupur Anand, Quartz India, "Why Indian lenders are giving loans to risky customers with low credit scores," 17 June 2019 Available on just about every device, from our mobile phones to our consoles, the game is inescapable. Todd Martens,, "‘Fortnite’ built a mini theme park complete with scented characters at the Forum," 16 June 2019

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First Known Use of mobile phone

1975, in the meaning defined above

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