The Onion: Uncle Ben's joining the smartphone race with own 5.3-inch handset

The Onion: Uncle Ben's joining the smartphone race with own 5.3-inch handset
Straight from America's finest news source comes a humorous story involving two things that aren't easy to put together within the same context – smartphones and rice. Uncle Ben's, of all familiar brand names, intends to go head to head with Apple by introducing a smartphone of its own, The Onion reports. 

The fictional Basmati phone, as it is called, is a 4G device with a 5.3-inch display sporting a pixel density of 285 ppi. The dual-core processor inside it runs at 1.5GHz and the camera on its back is of 8 megapixels. But that is just the start. Young folks can easily stay connected with friends and family thanks to the company's Instant Rice Messenger. The Basmati phone runs on Uncle Ben's proprietary, and entirely gluten-free, Long-Grain Operating System. To keep users entertained at all times, dozens of stir-fry recipes have been pre-loaded.

If somehow you have not realized it yet, this piece of news is just a joke poking fun at the fierce battle on the smartphone market and at the insatiable desire of U.S. consumers to own the hottest gadgets. At the same time, it reflects the attempts of every tech company in existence to come up with a smartphone of some kind, hoping to grab a slice of the expanding market. The entire satirical article is available at the source link, so feel free to check it out.

source: The Onion via TechCrunch

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