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'Transparent phone' is stunt to show poor work conditions

Friday 12 August 2016 | 11:27 CET | News
Claims by a company calling itself Phonest that it would release a transparent smartphone on 11 August have turned out to be a publicity stunt to highlight poor working conditions in the electronics sector, according to Heise.de. A designer from Erfurt called Jonathan Schops had sent out press releases and given interviews about the see-through phone, supposedly produced by a start-up

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Fairphone
Countries: Germany
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