This is my cell phone. In addition to using it as a phone, I use it to see the time of day. The cell phone has the time on the display, so all I have to do it pull it out of my pocket and look at the display (See photo C.) Like many other people who carry a cell phone, I don't wear a wrist watch anymore.
The cell phone has a keypad lock feature
which keeps buttons
from accidentally being pressed and making "pocket" calls,
while the phone is in my pocket.
When the phone is not in direct light
and you want to see what time it is, you
can not easily read the display
without the display light on (See photo A).
If you press
any button, the display will light up (See photo B.)
this also brings up a message
instructing you how to unlock the phone, which covers up
the time. You have to wait for two seconds until the
message disappears and reveals the time (See photo C.)
Two seconds doesn't seem
like much time to wait, but it is annoying because
it happens frequently.
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