During the mid-90’s, Nokia introduced its first line of smartphone – the Nokia 9000 series. This phone was not only the first in a series of popular smart phones, but they raised the bar with the Nokia 9210, the first real and true smartphone due to its open operating system.
However, a recent Study published in the Journal of Microbial Biology has discovered one of those ‘eeww’ moments by finding that the technology that is the smartphone, can get more germ-infested than a toilet in a subway bathroom.
The research found that glass touch screens on mobile devices are so good at spreading viruses that sharing them may be almost as bad as sneezing in someone’s face.
Timothy Julian, a Stanford University doctoral student who co-authored the study states
If you’re sharing the device, then you’re sharing your influenza with someone else who touches it. If you put a virus on a surface like an iPhone, about 30 percent of it will get on your fingertips
So, is this the original smartphone virus?
[New York Post]