December 10, 2007

NTT DoCoMo creates kid-friendly handset and bracelet combo

docomo_f801i.jpg NTTDoCoMo is launching a new child-friendly 3G mobile phone loaded with special features for the safety and convenience of children, will go on sale December 20.

In an emergency, the child can quickly switch on the phone's 100-decibel alarm, which produces two types of noise alternately. When the alarm is activated, the phone also emits a bright light (high-intensity LED) that is easily visible to people in the surrounding area.

The phone can be set to automatically notify loved ones when the alarm is activated, and provide the handset's current location as well.

... Another neat feature, if the phone's power is switched off, a presetting can enable the handset to automatically turn back on (in as little as five minutes) and message the incident and the phone's location to a registered DoCoMo phone visible to people in the surrounding area.

A bracelet acting as a remote control worn by the child can be used to make a misplaced phone beep if within a range of about 10 meters (may vary with usage environment).

[via Engadget]

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