Cell phone for 'pre-teens' unveiled by Samsung

Samsung has revealed a new cellphone, the S3030 Tobi, which is aimed at 'pre-teens'. The phone features an interface which has been especially designed for younger audiences and comprises of animated characters and themes. Samsung has also made the phone eco-friendly by using bio-plastics, non-toxic paints and non-allergenic materials in its manufacturing process. The younger users will also like the changeable rear covers that also have a sleeve to put in your own pictures.

For parents concerned about their children's safety, the phone has features such as fake call, SOS messages and SOS calls. The phone is only GSM compatible and weighs less than 100 grams. It has a sliding form factor and features a TFT screen which can display a resolution of 144x176. Memory requirements are handled by the 15MB of internal memory and a microSD slot which supports up to 8GB of memory cards.

Although Samsung has not revealed the price, the phone is expected to be launched this month in a number of markets across the globe.