Concept Line Phone gives you buttonless control over the screen
posted by Alan F. / Jan 22, 2011, 12:57 AM
Scrolling is accomplished by running your finger up or down the side of the phone. While using the music player, running a thumb on the bottom from left to right brings up the volume display. A landscape virtual QWERTY keyboard was displayed, and in portrait mode the triple tap system quickly spelled out text.
The use of gestures to read and send messages brings to mind the recent story we reported on about the next Apple iPhone and iPad possibly using multi-touch gestures to reveal the multitasking bar or to switch between apps Without a hone button, pinching four or five fingers together will take you to the home screen.
So which concept phone do you think you would buy? Would it be the triple-screened Android device or the this Concept Line Phone? Let us know by responding in the comment box below.
Thanks to Michael!
Its just a concept so we shouldn't critique it. The point isn't to sell the very product that we see in the video but to sell the concept of having no buttons to navigate as an included feature to a phone. Its not a bad concept at all. I could see myself enjoying a phone like that on top of android. Its basically a trackpad but on the sides of the device.
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 1:24 AM 1
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Anyone else find it funny that they put facebook on the concept phone when it seems to be chinese?
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 2:10 AM 1
How can you enjoy connecting several phones to play games and only one can play? Who will buy 6 of those just to use that feature i can imagine calling friends "hey lets meet and connect our phones then take turns playing with it"
posted on Jan 22, 2011, 9:28 AM 1
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Yet another example of why physical buttons exist and continue to exist, remembering all those gestures is bound to be irritating. However, the concept is cool but if we want to move away all together from physical buttons, think we should first explore having capacitive keys on other parts of the phones besides the front fascia, that can change their respective functions.
posted on Jan 23, 2011, 12:18 PM 0
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Nice concept esp. the share feature. Small design but i still like it. The idea of no physical buttons don't really intimidate me. Phone like this will probably never hit stateside tho. As previous posts demonstrate...America is afraid of too much technology.
posted on Jan 23, 2011, 3:06 PM 0
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nice concept.. even if people will think is too complicated some gestures might come out naturally(c'mon we have gotten used to doing other "complicated" stuff) dont see much in the pc and gaming options since you need 3-5 devices to achive those modes but the concept might be all about wireless connectivity and synchronization of multiple devices (maybe they find a way to kill Bluetooth) the feature that got my eye is the capability of sharing even apps by having them both synced (no more telling my friends to look for it in the market/iTunes/winmo store) buttonless? many (including me) thought no physical keyboard buttons was a nonono and i have to admit I rarely used it now.... I think that if they find a way to manage the gestures system apart from the main system they might have something like "buttons" but i just have a vague idea of haw that could be done
posted on Jan 23, 2011, 4:35 PM 0
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