A couple of months ago, we covered Tawkon, a mobile application designed to measure and reduce the amount of radiation you may be exposed to while using your BlackBerry device. The debate about radiation has always been a hot topic, and the comments to that post were a perfect example of that, ranging from people that were happy to have the ability to monitor their radiation levels, to those who proposed tin-foil hat conspiracies. Whatever your leanings happen to be in this debate, the fact remains that legislative bodies around the world have begun to take steps regarding cell radiation, passing laws mandating the disclosure of this information in the public health interest.
The development team at Tawkon have been hard at work since my last post, updaing their application to now work with the 9000, 8900 and 85xx series of devices, and they have also provided a more in-depth look at the inner workings of the application, for those skeptics needing proof that it isn't just an abra-cadabra act. Cellular radiation is a huge "elephant in the room" right now in the industry, and Tawkon is flat-out the best solution out there if you are concerned about monitoring and reducing the radiation you may be exposed to in your daily usage.
To celebrate both Canada Day up here in the frozen North, and the upcoming Independence Day holiday, Tawkon has reduced the cost of their application to $4.99 starting today and running through July 6th. For more information on Tawkon, you can check out their website here, where you'll find tons of links and resources on radiation as well as videos of the app in action.