LG LF1300 world’s first mobile handset capable of reading books for the print-disabled

LG Electronics, the world’s fourth-largest cell phone vendor, has added another compelling feature to the mobile handset- reading books for the visually impaired.The Seoul-based company yesterday started marketing the model, the LF1300, through LG Telecom, the country’s smallest wireless operator; at around 400,000 won ($425).Only the blind, visually impaired and dyslexic can buy the talking phone after presenting a government certificate at sales outlets of LG Telecom. The LG LF1300 is the world’s first mobile handset that is capable of reading books for the print-disabled, who otherwise could not enjoy them. Users of the gadget can download approximately 300 audio books from the Internet site of LG Sangam Library to their handsets in two ways- free of charge.

Beside its unique feature of reading books, the16-millimeter sleek -thick gizmo LG LF1300 features an MP3 player and a Bluetooth headset. The user interface of the LF1300 is also customized for the blind, enabling handset users to control it through a voice guidance system.
Via The Korea Times