BlackBerry plans to launch a Bacteria-free Smartphone for hospital use
Usually our smartphones are dirtier than we ever think they will be, but no one among us take notice of it. All of us become addicted to these smartphones to such an extent that even we forget their bad side.
Have you even used a paper towel to open the door of a public restroom? Or tried to squeeze out without touching the handle after someone else opens the door? Of course, because those things are loaded with germs! Our phones don’t just collect the bacteria from surroundings we touch, they BREED bacteria! Our phones are always warm from the battery and we store them in tight, dark spaces like pockets and purses which are already warm and help to breed more germs.
From such places the germs get attach to your gadgets and transmits from them to you. Do you come to know now that how your cell phone has 18x more harmful bacteria than that handle in a public restroom we all try to avoid?
The average smartphone contains roughly 25,000 germs per square inch, but now, BlackBerry plans to do something more effective to avoid these bacteria contaminated gadgets.
The CEO of Blackberry,John Chen has recently announced on his visit to a hospital north of Toronto
BlackBerry was partnering with ThoughtWire and Cisco Systems Inc. to provide hospital workers with a new portable messaging and alert system.
He additionally said that BlackBerry is not manufacturing the mobile phone yet but intends to design it for future. A bacteria-free smartphone would be designed for hospital personnel, rather than regular consumers.
Blackberry is further planning to release an Android smartphone till the end of the current year.
BlackBerry CEO stated that nothing is finalized yet, but if an Android smartphone is introduced, it has to be more secure than other phones in the market.
In an interview to CNBC, Mr. Chen said:
We only build secure phones. And BlackBerry is the most secure phone. So if I can find a way to secure the Android phone, I will also build that.
BlackBerry may embed the Android system in its upcoming slider phone, code named “Venice”, which may be released later this year. Another device, code named “Prague” is more likely to have the Android system. The slider phone most likely will be similar to Blackberry Z3 in terms of design and features.