Lifefilter strongly believes that companies don't do enough to promote humanity or foster its well being. One day we hope that LF can become an outlet and enabler to helping humanity and the environment amongst other things. When ideas like this come along, the word needs to be spread. What is missing is a place that enables people to let their voice be heard and turn into action.
From PDA Live:
"Samsung’s Braille mobile phone for the visually impaired has won the Gold Award at the Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), one of the world's most authoritative design competitions. The “Touch Messenger” enables the visually impaired users to send and receive Braille text messages. The 3 x 4 button on the phone is used as two Braille keypads and text messages can be checked through the Braille display screen in the lower part. At the moment, the “Touch Messenger” is just a concept, but Samsung is willing commercialize it some day, which could boost the quality of life for as many as 180 million people worldwide."
I can only imagine how lonely or frustrating it must be to have cellular technology all around only not to be able to effectively interact with it. This is a great idea! Spread the word!