Latest phones 'could move into the classroom'

20 January 2009 — 1:55 PM

The latest phones could play an essential role in the education of children, it has been suggested.

According to a spokesman for the O2 network, a number of innovations have been made available that could see handheld devices become more prevalent in the modern classroom.

Following research that revealed 70 per cent of people use mobile phones every day, O2's business sales director Ben Dowd told the British Education and Training Technology forum in London that this should be addressed.

"These results are encouraging as we see education as a key market for the development of our products and services," Mr Dowd said.

It was also found that on average, 85 per cent of people use some form of technological equipment while at work.

The O2 Xda Flint, a device which offers access to digital education applications, virtual learning environments and e-books was unveiled by the company earlier this month.

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