Nokia puts lightning detector in cell phone for some reason

The brave men and women in Nokia's research department apparently watch the Discovery Channel on a little too often, since I can't think of much other inspiration for this lightning-detecting phone they've conceived. Since lightning bolts generate powerful radio waves (among other things), I'm sure it was easy enough to build a scanner for lightning into a phone, but… why? It's not like you can't tell if a storm is getting closer simply by, I don't know, looking around, and it obviously would never be quick enough to warn you about an imminent strike.

Nice try, Nokia, but outside of the storm-chaser demographic, though, I can't see there being much demand for this. Stick to slick music and camera phones instead.

Tech Shout!, via SlashGear