Mobile ‘smelly phone’ hits Japan

Apple is not the only kit maker causing waves with its latest device. Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo has launched handsets promising scents and a double screen.
The DoCoMo mobile ‘smelly phone’ is the SO703i from Sony Ericsson, which uses scented sheets that produce an aroma when the device is opened.
The operator said the scent sheets are designed to relax users during a phone call, according to Reuters. The clamshell will be available from next month.
NTT, parent of DoCoMo, has already experimented with linking technology and fragrance. In 2005 the company trialled a system that would fill a cinema with an odour at an appropriate point in the film.