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iPads will be handed out to Japanese sumo wrestlers to facilitate 'swift communications'

Vlad Savov

The Japan Sumo Association isn't happy. No, not because of some trifling scandals and allegations of impropriety among its ranks, it's because sumo wrestlers and their managers aren't responding to fax and telephone communications. So what's a forward-looking sports body to do but turn to the latest craze in technology? Tablets. iPad tablets, to be precise, which will be distributed to the 51 wrestling clubs within the nation, in the hope of getting the sizable gentlemen to straighten their acts. One Japanese news agency speculates that the iPad's 10-inch dimensions would be just the digital panacea for people whose fingers are that little bit too large to operate mobile phones comfortably. And you thought there was no good reason for a jumbo iPod touch!

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