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Videocon puts panic button on new Cube 3 smartphone

16 September 2016

Appliances firm Videocon has introduced an emergency response app on its Videocon Cube 3 smartphone in which the power button will also function as a panic button.

The app on the phone is called ''SoS-Be Safe'' and has features like Alert, Walk with ME, and Reach on Time. Videocon Cube 3 is the first model from the brand's smartphone portfolio to feature this app.

The phone with the new app will be available for Rs8,490. Through the ''Walk with Me'' feature, users can send an emergency alert to their family or friends while outdoors. The contacts added as emergency numbers will receive alerts immediately, the company said.

The ''Reach on Time'' feature helps users to set a location such as home or office and set their normal travel timing. An alert will be sent to their immediate contacts if they do not reach their selected destination within the fixed time.

With its ''Alarm'' option, users can enable/disable the power button to alarm and customise the message they want to send when notifying their emergency contacts.

The app also uses GPS to provide a map view of nearby police stations and hospitals for emergency situations.


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