From the Korea Herald, which now allows right-clicks:
Samsung Electronics said yesterday it will release in mid-March a mobile phone featured with safety functions for woman and teenager consumers.
The SPH-W7100 phone comes with a safety pin on the rear which is able to emit a shrill beeping sound heard as far as 70 meters when pulled, Samsung officials said.
At the same time, pre-programmed emergency text messages are instantly and automatically sent to designated parents or friends, who can also check the GPS map of the site of the emergency.
When the phone is off during the emergency, the phone will send SOS message and the location information to pre-programmed numbers.
Hmm, too bad I can't use it. I don't like violence, either. Of course, the phones are also designed to be cute as hell.
"As mobiles are ubiquitous IT gadgets, the new phone's safety functions will be very useful," a Samsung official said.
Samsung officials said LED illumination on the phone cover stresses the sophisticated features of the mobile phone.
Recently, Koreans have become increasingly alert on street safety issues since serial killer Kang Ho-sun, who admitted killing eight people, made the headlines.