|Mobile Phone For Visually Impaired Launched In India|
Intex Technologies has launched a dual SIM (GSM'GSM) mobile phone for visually impaired. The mobile gadget is priced at The handset has a Braille keypad. The large-sized digits facilitate recognition. Moreover, the "Talking Keypad" feature, speaks out in English the number pressed.
This handset is ideal for elderly, who have difficulty handling the smaller keypads.The company decided to introduce this innovate gadget exclusively for Indian market as the country has the largest number of blind people in the world. The phone would bring connectivity to the visually impaired. According to the National Association for the Blind (NAB) report, there are more than 12 million visually impaired people in the country.
The feature rich phone also has additional facilities like MP3 and wireless FM radio to make this a, he added. The keypad has also been equipped with an SOS button, which allows the user to save four emergency numbers. By pressing the SOS button, the call gets automatically directed to the first emergency number.
In an interview, spokesperson of Intex said “The company is expecting a sale of over 5,000 units in the first three months of the launch. Once popularized, the sale figure will definitely soar”. The company will collaborate with associations like NAB and old age homes to promote the mobile phone.
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