DoCoMo’s Kid’s Phone With Not-So-Kiddie Features

DoCoMo’s Kid’s Phone With Not-So-Kiddie Features
Innovation
Christine Huang
  • 12 december 2007

Japan-based NTT DoCoMo will be launching their new child-friendly 3G mobile phone on December 20, equipped with several features designed “for the safety and convenience of children.” It includes an emergency alarm that emits alternating noises as well as an LED light for tracking, and it even automatically notifies the child’s parents when it’s triggered (it also gives them the location of the phone/child). A bracelet component is sold with the phone for the child user to use as a remote control/locator, a misplaced phone giving off a beep if within 10 meters. The phone also includes a preset that prevents accidental powering-off, automatically turning the handset back on in as little as five minutes and sending a message regarding the incident and the phone’s location to a another registered DoCoMo phone.

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