In 2005, Opera CEO, Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner, announced that he would swim across the Atlantic from Norway to the US if the version 8 of web browser received a million downloads in 4 days. The number was reached in just 2 days and Tetzchner went ahead with the challenge, though in vain.
The world's first handheld commercially available mobile phone was Motorola's DynaTAC. It was priced at $3,995 upon release and had an LED display for dialling and recalling numbers. Martin Cooper of Motorola made the very first call from a cell phone using the DynaTAC on 3rd April 1973. [more...]