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New prototype app may allow for air writing with cell phones

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New prototype app may allow for air writing with cell phones
Is texting not your way of sending messages? Well, it looks like you can forget about having to use a numeric keypad or QWERTY keyboard. Instead, you can simply write short messages in the air by holding your mobile phone like a pen. It may seem strange right now, but a prototype of a new application may allow cell phones with accelerometers to do just that. Additionally, you can draw a diagram and have it sent to an email address. There are still some limitations like having to pause between each character and that it cannot register cursive writing – so there are still improvements need to be made. Researchers are expecting it to be released some time in the next several months.

source: Yahoo

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


interesting... but writing in the air would take much longer than actually typing on the screen... as far as a diagram goes... isn't that what a stylus is for? I guess I will need to see the application work to better understand its purpose and make my decisions then... what would be more interesting is if someone could make a way to get a phone with an accellerometer to work with nintendo wii! via bluetooth.

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 05:13

2. surethom (Posts: 184; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Stupid & useless you would look an idiot.

posted on 11 Jun 2009, 16:06

3. chupum (Posts: 115; Member since: 10 Feb 2009)


Agreed... Now if they had a home computer interface that would replace the mouse with the technology imagined by Steven Spielberg in "Minority Report", which is shown in the inserted photo; now THAT would be cool...

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