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Are Blackberry phones bad for epileptics?

My friend was saying her mum has to get rid of her Blackberry cos its bad for her epilepsy. Somethin to do with frequencies. Is that right?!!

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 1, 2011 at 11:29

First time I read that. Now, I can imagine that small bright screens and prolonged use mightn't be good for someone with epilepsy. Why that should be a Blackberry specific warning is a mystery. I suppose slower less powerful phones might flicker more and menus scroll at a lower frame rate etc etc... but there's a reason all...ALL video console games and some dvds come with epilepsy warnings...
So, I would guess had she used a Nokia smartphone or any other device she used frequently and for long stretches of time, she would have been adviced to quit the habit. Device make is probably coincidental?!

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