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Mobile phones have become an indispensable part of our lives. Take the rediff biz quiz and find out how much you know about this modern communication gadget.

Biz Quiz is best viewed in Internet Explorer (IE) and Netscape above version 6.0.

1. Which company launched the first mobile phone?
a) Motorola
b) Nokia
c) Samsung

2. Which film first featured a mobile phone?
a) Wedding Planner
b) Who Framed Roger Rabbit
c) 16 Candles

3. Who invented the camera mobile phone?
a) William Kelly
c) Philippe Kahn
b) Jeremy Watt

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is Philippe Kahn.
Kahn invented the camera phone in June 1997. The first commercial camera phone was the J-SH04 made by Sharp Corporation and marketed by J-Phone (Vodafone) in Japan in November 2000.
Correct!
Philippe Kahn. Kahn invented the camera phone in June 1997. The first commercial camera phone was the J-SH04 made by Sharp Corporation and marketed by J-Phone (Vodafone) in Japan in November 2000.

4. What is the nickname for a large, obsolete mobile phone?
a) Radiophone
c) Vodaphone
b) Brick

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is Brick.
In cellular terminology, it is referred to a large, heavy and usually obsolete mobile phone.
Correct!
In cellular terminology, it is referred to a large, heavy and usually obsolete mobile phone.

5. Who invented the mobile phone?
a) Adrian Girzone
b) Joel Engel
c) Martin Cooper

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is Martin Cooper.
Dr Martin Cooper, a former general manager at communications giant Motorola, is said to be the inventor of the first portable handset and the first person to make an analogue mobile phone call on a portable mobile phone in April 1973.
The first call he made was to his rival, Joel Engel, Bell Labs head of research. AT&T's research arm, Bell Laboratories, introduced the idea of cellular communications in 1947. But Motorola was the first off the block with a mobile phone.
Correct!
Dr Martin Cooper, a former general manager at communications giant Motorola, is said to be the inventor of the first portable handset and the first person to make an analogue mobile phone call on a portable mobile phone in April 1973.
The first call he made was to his rival, Joel Engel, Bell Labs head of research. AT&T's research arm, Bell Laboratories, introduced the idea of cellular communications in 1947. But Motorola was the first off the block with a mobile phone.

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