It takes a lot to get people ooohing and ahhhing over phones these days. So, BenQ have attempted to provide a feature that isn’t considered the norm when compared to other handsets.
It’s fair to say the C36 handset is aimed at women. Why? Because it includes a function to specifically monitor your menstrual cycle, and you even get updates. If the regularity of ‘that time of the month’ is one of your main concerns, simply adding some of your details into the phone will apparently provide the data that all women need.
I’d really like to get my hands on this and find out exactly what that means. Simply making a note on the calendar suits me (and most people I’d imagine) just fine. I didn’t think there was that much to know when it comes to the monthly burden. Period comes, everything is fine. Period doesn’t come, s*@% you might be pregnant!! Period stops, damn you’ve hit menopause.
Other features of the C36 (and they’re not that exciting) include a 1.3 megapixel camera and MP3 playback.
Based on the variety of health management handsets out there, I’d have thought BenQ would have gone for better and more features. It’s normal and understandable to use your phone to monitor fitness, but your period?
It launches in Indonesia this month with the UK expected to follow later on in the year. Unless there is an abundance of women impatiently waiting for a mobile like this, I can’t see it doing exceptionally well.[via Crave]
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By Lucy Hedges | May 6th, 2008