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Brit Gets Nokia C7 Fitted Into His Prosthetic Arm

Trevor Prideaux has become the first person in the world to install a smartphone dock in his prosthetic arm.

The fifty year old, who was born without a left arm, used to experience problems while using mobile phones and had to put the device on a table in order to use it properly.

With the help of medical experts and the good folks over at Nokia, Prideaux was able to fashion himself a prosthetic arm which has a slot for a Nokia C7 to slide in.

He has been using the device to make and receive calls, send and read text messages with the device comfortably docked into his left prosthetic arm, The Telegraph (opens in new tab) reports.

"I think this is the first time this has ever been done in the world - and it is brilliant. I can now take calls and make texts just by using my one hand, while the phone sits inside my arm," he said.

"The phone slots smoothly and securely within my limb and is easily removable, when required. I think this would help a lot of people with prosthetic arms - especially those who were not born with the disability," the man added.

Prideaux had first contacted Apple to help him create a design for the iPhone 4 to fit in but the company refused to cooperate.

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