'Underwater' phone wows at MWC in Barcelona [Independent Television News Limited (UK)]
(Independent Television News Limited (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) If you are a bit clumsy when it comes to phones then the answer may be to hand.
Sony have shown off their Xperia Z at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. The company claims it can stay underwater for 30 minutes and still work.
The phone has been well received by the industry and Sony hopes by offering a little extra it may even challenge the iPhone.
Engineer Fred Gunther said: "You don't have to worry about getting caught in a rain storm, you don't have to worry about when you're at your kids swim practice losing your phone in the pool. It's a worry free product that will withstand the test of time."
The MWC is a meeting for firms pushing the boundaries across mobile technology.
Fujitsu has revealed its walking cane with built-in GPS unsurprisingly aimed at the elderly.
Product marking director James Maynard says it is more than just location.
"It's got the capabilities to take the heartbeat measurements and that can all be uploaded to the cloud and then pulled down. So whether it's location or heartbeats, we can upload that to a cloud and then pull it down to either you GP or to family members to help locate the person or find out if they're unwell or how they are doing at any given time."
The Congress attracts more than 70,000 visitors a year searching for the next big thing and possibly looking to invest.
As the list of those setting up at the event has seen more smaller start-ups, competition has been hotting up.
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