Churning out handsets that could allow parents to monitor their kids seems to be a fast emerging key future strategy for many phone manufacturers. Only recently, a service provider in Canada had launched a service which facilitates parents to keep tabs on the phoning indulgences of their kids. And now the world’s third-largest mobile phone manufacturer Motorola, has also expressed intentions to make phones that would allow parents to know their children’s whereabouts and censor obscene content. This was divulged by Motorola’s Chairman and CEO Edward Zander in Bangalore, India on Tuesday where he had gone to visit his company’s facility.
“While parents need to adapt to the emerging youth culture surrounding mobile phones, adults are right to be concerned about what their kids are listening to, watching and reading. To meet those concerns, we are planning models that would inform parents of their children’s whereabouts and carry censorship software,” Zander said.
The company, however, has not specified the timing of the proposed launch of this phone, but they expect it to create a ‘parents-kids bonding through mobile technology’.