The future features of the S60 interface

The future features of the S60 interface
After the announcement of touch-screen support for the S60’s interface by Nokia, the manufacturer was accused of plagiarizing the iPhone’s multi-touch input system. But beside it, the interface includes some features, lacked by the Apple’s smartphone, such as the tactile feedback response, the silencing of the phone when ringing by flipping it on its face and stylus-based input.
And what is more, one of the Crave UK team had the chance to visit the Nokia’s research and development center and see the new technologies, the Finnish company is working on. The new touch-screen based interface will support handwriting recognition and sensors for adjusting the display, according to the detected position the device is being held in. Another capability allows for translating a foreign word, shot by the camera, but it is still in research phase. Probably the most amazing technology is the recognition of an object, staying on the focus of the camera as well as displaying the available information about it, which can be very useful while shopping. Another project in the process of development is the system for controlling the home devices by a mobile phone. The questions whether and when we will see these technologies are about to be answered in the close future.

source: Crave UK via Gizmodo



1. Bob unregistered

The new Nokia interface could bode well for business users - I still am hopeful for a breakout from Nokia. I'm in the market right now for my next phone (US) and would like help. I've read all the reviews and its hard to find consensus on the leader for a world business phone, email, use of apps and web, in that order. Is it the Nokia E61s, Blackberry 8830, Motorola Q9h, Tytin II Touch - or is there something soon to be released that is worth waiting for? I prefer to keep my phones for a while as well. Thx. Bob

2. deasine unregistered

hmm... landscape adjusting system: sounds like Sony Ericsson to me. It's like the iPhone as well but technically the iPhone copied Sony Ericsson's patent. I was surprised there was no legal action... I wonder if any will occur now...

3. mycall unregistered

- Hand writing recognition?? > blah. - Translating a foreign word shot by the camera?? > urgh. - Recognition of an object and info on it > why??? Who makes these phones?? Why are they waisting everybody's time. What a complete pile of trash. Improve the battery, improve the interface, improve connectivity, increase customisation options on the interface, improve the aesthetics, infact, Nokia should steal someone from samsung for tips on aethetics, improve ergonomics, improve functionality...?? Just do something worthwile! Don't gimmie new colours and tell me i can make my phone silent by turning it over! one press of the volume key does that!?

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