Comments: It is sad that Mothers in Japan has to worry about radiation because of the nukes, also,maybe we all need the phone to check our food and all miners need the phone too, don't trust the mining companies , they will kill you
May 31, 2012 -- Updated 1119 GMT (1919 HKT)
CNN) -- Talk about a "smart" phone—Japan's latest mobile phone sensation also happens to be a radiation detector.
The Pantone 5 107SH is the world's first mobile phone with a built-in radiation sensor, merging phone technology with a pocket Geiger counter, the company says.
Softbank spokeswoman Natsuko Kameda says the company's CEO decided to launch the phone after customers sent messages via Twitter asking him to develop the handy product in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
This device will allow people to measure radiation everyday, wherever they go. People always have their mobile phones in their pocket," Kameda said. "If you have this radiation reading device in the cell phone, then they can check radiation at any time