NEWS FROM THE LAB - Thursday, March 17, 2005

Samsung announces anti-bacterial phone Posted by Jarno @ 12:04 GMT

While F-Secure ships Anti-Virus for mobile phones, the Samsung has taken a leap into a whole different field.

The Inquirer reports about a new Samsung phone that is coated is Anti-Bacterial paint. The Samsung SCH-869 is coated with colloidal silver that makes it rather difficult for bacteria to survive on it's surface. The coating is basically the same stuff that is used as Anti-Bacterial coating in modern refrigerators.

SKK has a nice explanation on how this works.

However this coating will not provide protection against software viruses, but then again our Anti-Virus will not kill biological viruses either.