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This article was published on October 25, 2011

    A man’s prosthetic arm becomes a dock for his smartphone

    A man’s prosthetic arm becomes a dock for his smartphone
    Drew Olanoff
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    According to The Telegraph, Trevor Prideaux has become perhaps the first man with a built in smartphone.

    Prideaux was born without a left arm, and had to go to extra lengths to use his cell phone.

    Thanks to help from Nokia and medical experts in Great Britain, Prideaux now has a Nokia C7 embedded in his prosthetic arm, which makes texting and calling his friends and family infinitely easier.

    Prideaux says this about the medical marvel:

    I think this is the first time this has ever been done in the world – and it is brilliant

    Seeing medical technology merge with communications is extremely exciting, as we’ve seen amazing life-changing stories in the past thanks to technology achievements and creativity.