Includes parental control application
Lisbon-based Science4you, which until now has been best known for developing toys and games, has launched a smartphone that’s designed for children aged from 6 to 12 years old.
Its new Mobile4you handset is described as “the first smartphone in the world specifically developed for children, with focus on parental concerns”.
Podcast - 16th July 2014
This week's mobile industry podcast begins with a quick look at the UK government's emergency legislation affecting fixed-line, mobile phone and broadband traffic.
We then talk about Microsoft's plans, a new virtual network from the Post Office, Samsung's renamed app store, budget 4G smartphones, a wearable phone for children and some misleading advertising.
LG Electronics has announced a new child-friendly mobile phone that’ll be available in South Korea from tomorrow, with a launch in North America and Europe planned for later this year.
The LG KizON is worn on a wrist band, allowing parents of pre-school and primary school children to track and call their offspring.
Podcast - 21st May 2014
This week's podcast begins with news about the creation of Dixons Carphone plc. We then move on to talk about patent-related legal action, customised Braille phones and the health concerns of children using smartphones.
There's also time to discuss tablet shipments, potential protests and foreign network sales.
A new study known as SCAMP - Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones - is being launched to find out if children are affected by mobile phones and WiFi. It’s being run by Imperial College London on behalf of the UK’s Department of Health.
SCAMP will focus on brain functions, including memory and attention.