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Softbank unveils smartphone with radiation detector following the Fukushima disaster

Softbank, a cell carrier in Japan, has announced a smartphone that can measure radiation

By: Trace Hagan from May 29, 2012 @ 15:34 CDT

In the wake of the Fukushima disaster many Japanese people are concerned about lasting radiation. The memory of the atomic bomb and its effects is all too recent in their minds. As such, many are worried that the government's numbers about the radiation levels from the disaster are wrong or purposefully changed.


Japan's third largest mobile carrier has announced a smartphone that will be capable of measuring radiation. The smartphone will be easier to carry then a traditional Geiger counter and more stylish too. The device has been designed to allay fears of radiation. The phone, which is set to launch in the summer, will be available in 8 different colors.

Softbank president Masayoshi Son said, "The threat from the nuclear accident cannot be seen by the human eye and continues to be a concern for many people, especially for mothers with small children." This new phone is also a great example of how smartphones can adapt to specific needs. In many ways a smartphone is more powerful than a traditional computer.


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