It's a sad sign of the times, but Samsung has introduced a new phone that aims to protect you from any harm you may encounter.
According to Engadget, the Samsung SPH-W7100 is fitted with an emergency alarm that, when triggered, will blare out a deafening 100 decibels, presumably to both scare off your attacker and alert passers by, while immediately contacting the local emergency services. With built-in GPS, the authorities will be able to determine your position, which will hopefully mean a swift response to your cry for help.
The Samsung SPH-W7100 is set to be launched next month in Korea, primarily targeting women and children, with a US arrival expected soon after. Depending on the success in these two countries, we could well be seeing (and hearing) the Samsung SPH-W1700 on the streets of Great Britain.
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