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Intel Made A Phone Called The Yolo So Kill Me Now

YOLO is by far the most frustrating acronym on the internet. It stands for “you only live once” and it’s reserved as the idiotic justification for morons who do stupid shit. Unfortunately, nobody told Intel that, so the company has just designed a smartphone bearing the namesake of dropkicks everywhere.

You’ll usually find that those who use the YOLO hashtag on Twitter or Instagram or Facebook or whereverthef*ck are simultaneously doing stupid shit like not wearing seatbelts, drinking to excess or generally endangering their own life to prove the very theory behind the internet’s most annoying slogan.

Intel’s new smartphone isn’t stupid, nor is it dangerous. In fact, it’s actually quite good. It’s Africa’s first smartphone, donchaknow?

Intel and Safaricom have teamed up in Africa to release the Yolo (it hurts my soul every time I type it), which has a 3.5-inch 320×240 screen, dual-SIM slots and a 1.2GHz processor. The Yolo (hnnnnng) sells for $120 locally and comes with 500MB of free data. Intel is saying that it’s the first smartphone for the African market.

I’m willing to let this stupid name slide and instead pretend that Yolo stands for You Obviously Lack Originality. Let’s forget this ever happened. [Intel via The Verge]

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