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Paging devices used in the late 1980s to early 1990s predate mobile phones and paved the way for the popularity of the phones among teenagers.Pagers could only display numbers and were intended to alert the owner that they had received a call from a certain phone number, but teens quickly began using numeric messages to communicate many things, including greetings and everyday emotions.ASCII art is also used widely and many of them are faces with expression.(see also Shift JIS art) One very distinct form of writing is called 'gyaru-moji ('gal characters' named after the fashion style 'gyaru' or 'gal' because the people of this fashion style are the ones who often use this kind of lettering). This can be related to the way the English language hacking culture uses 1337 language to hide the meaning of the words typed. By splitting the characters into alpha-numeric characters, it extends the possible over-all length of the message.One example deals with the astrological symbol for Libra (♎).
By 2003, a wide variety of mobile games were available on Japanese phones, ranging from puzzle games and virtual pet titles that utilize camera phone technology to 3D games with Play Station-quality graphics.Some of the main features of a mobile in Japan include: In recent years, some cellular phones have been updated to be used as debit or credit cards and can be swiped through most tills to buy products as varied as mascara and jet planes, as more and more companies offer catalogs for cell phones.These functionalities include: Some newer models allow the user to watch movies and/or television.Namco began attempting to introduce mobile gaming to Europe in 2003.Other mobile games released in 2003 included a Tamagotchi-like virtual pet game by Panasonic where the pet can be fed with photos of foods taken with a camera phone.