Mobile phones for tots

[Published on 24 Aug, 1998]

A new range of mobile phones is being aimed at children as young as three.
The devices could be embedded in teddy bears or other cuddly toys, allowing
children to hug them while they talk to their absent parents.

Ericsson, the Swedish mobile-phone manufacturer, says its phones will help
parents keep in touch with youngsters who may be far away with a child-minder
or in a nursery.

It says parents could even set up the phones so they could eavesdrop on their
youngsters playing.