Nokia phone combats domestic violence
Dial H for Hope
Used or abused partners now have a new source of help, thanks to Nokia, which has launched a handset for victims of domestic violence.
A domestic violence helpline number is pre-programmed into Nokia's 2705
The 2705 Shade has the telephone number of the National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) pre-programmed into the contact list, Nokia said.
The idea is that 2705 users with abusive partners only need flip the phone open and select “#HOPE” – the NDVH’s moniker - from the address book, before being put through to the helpful hotline.
The phone is available with or without a 1.3Mp integrated camera and is compatible with Nokia’s Xpress-on covers.
A UK launch date or price for the Nokia 2705 Shade hasn’t been confirmed. ®
It sounds like a gimmick to me but I suppose it could be useful to victims of domestic violence.
However does the number get stored on the last dialled numbers?, if so that's an issue that needs to be addressed as the victim's phone could be checked by the abuser.
The market will kill this thing
What a waste of plastic. The free market will see this concept flushed down the crapper. Oh, wait, that's right, our governments engage in protectionism for favored ideas and products!
A lovely present for your wife or girlfriend to remind them that while it is good to talk, everything is best done in moderation.
UK.gov first in line?
I can see these being quite popular in Downing Street. Do they auto-dial when they detect having been bounced off a ministerial aide's head?