Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Virgin Mobile launches the world's first left-handed phone
Posted on 31-Mar-2004 22:01 | Tags Filed under: News


Virgin Mobile launches the world's first left-handed phone
Virgin Mobile has announced a new mobile phone specifically designed for left-handed people. The Sony Ericsson LH-Z200 has a keypad layout with the number keys positioned from right to left, instead of the standard left to right.

According to the company, twelve per cent of the population in Britain today is left-handed which equates to seven million people. Virgin Mobile believes this design makes dialling, texting and menu navigation quicker and easier for anyone left-handed. The list of famous left-handers include Oscar winning actress Nicole Kidman, Prince William, glamour model Melinda Messenger and former Sex Pistols front man and 'I'm a Celebrity' contestant John `Rotten' Lydon.

Steven Day, the left-handed Corporate Affairs Director at Virgin Mobile, said: "We have been approached by thousands of left-handed customers who told us they wanted a phone which would work for them. Britain's seven million left-handed people should not be ignored and Virgin Mobile is the first mobile company in the world to offer a solution to this problem working in partnership with Sony Ericsson. We are confident there will be huge interest in this product."

Virgin Mobile and Sony Ericsson plan to produce a range of left-handed phones and their soon to launch 3G phones will also have left-hand friendly keypads.

The Virgin Mobile Sony Ericsson LH-Z200 will be available 1st of April with a retail price of GBP 119.99.


More information: http://www.virginmobile.com...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Boat electrics help with 2x12v batteries
Created by Hatch, last reply by MikeAqua on 24-Jan-2018 16:34 (34 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Accommodation websites: what are your recommendations?
Created by frednz, last reply by frankv on 24-Jan-2018 14:29 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Hopeful signs from Netflix
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by tdgeek on 24-Jan-2018 12:51 (33 replies)
Pages... 2 3


No Dial Tone From Wiring Bridged Telecom Module (HBG-1008)
Created by Yoban, last reply by SATTV on 21-Jan-2018 16:49 (16 replies)
Pages... 2


Vodafone prepay auto-renew
Created by bagheera, last reply by bagheera on 23-Jan-2018 13:15 (13 replies)

DNS proxy on Vodafone
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by djtOtago on 24-Jan-2018 15:40 (12 replies)

What is the New Cable Going to Mean for NZ?
Created by Pumpedd, last reply by PhantomNVD on 21-Jan-2018 01:35 (36 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Vodafone recycling numbers
Created by MichaelNZ, last reply by 1101 on 24-Jan-2018 11:38 (21 replies)
Pages... 2