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Phone news - Owners of tough mobiles may have helped support gorillas

Some people may be aware that many tough mobile phones, such as the Motorola Defy and various Sonim mobiles, have Corning Gorilla Glass screens, which are scratch and drop resistant. However, not so many people may be aware of the fund which Corning supports.

Recently, the company donated $25,000 (about £15,935) to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, to aid its work protecting gorillas and conserving their habitat.

A spokesperson for the specialty glass provider stated, "We are very excited to give back to the animals that inspired our tough, yet beautiful Corning Gorilla Glass.

"The Fossey Fund is an incredible organisation that makes a remarkable difference in gorilla conservation. With a similar spirit and dedication toward research and action, it was also an organisation that naturally aligned with Corning's longstanding values."

It seems as though the firm is not only working towards providing people with longer lasting technology like sturdy mobile phones, but it is also hoping to help provide a longer lasting and safer future for this endangered species.

Tough mobile phone owners whose handsets use Gorilla Glass may be pleased to know that they have not only purchased a phone which will survive life's scrapes, but they have also indirectly given a little towards an important wildlife organisation.