03 September, 2010

Sumo, de Maçã...

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Japanese sumo wrestlers have been given iPads to communicate because their fingers are too fat to use a standard mobile phone.

The Japan Sumo Association is distributing about 60 iPads among all the 51 training stables and top association officials from this week to help improve communication. "It seems rather easy to use," said association chief Hanaregoma. "Sending emails was very easy."

The iPad was chosen because the sumo association believed the device was big enough to cater to wrestler's fat fingers, unlike the smaller keys on mobile phones, according to reports.

With a reliance on faxes and phone calls, the sumo association has occasionally failed to distribute urgent messages to its officers and stable masters.

"If we place this (iPad) in all the stables, we should be able to contact them anytime," the association's spokesman Nishonoseki has said.
[Fonte: 'Telegraph.co.uk']