New Siemens Phone Gets Emotional
Sep 10, 2004, 9:40 AM by (staff)
Siemens mobile today announced the CX70 EMOTY, a new phone designed to better communicate emotions via MMS. Built in to the sides of the phone are unique stroke, press and shake sensors, which are used to control animated 3D characters, to express the users' moods. The conveyed emotion can then be sent as an animation to any MMS-capable phone. The phone comes with three EMOTY 3D characters - Laura, Joey, and Wobble - and additional characters, including Garfield, will be downloadable. Like the previously-announced CX70 on which the phone is based, the CX70 EMOTY also features an integrated VGA camera with video recording, email, instant messaging, and Push-to-Talk capabilities (operator-dependent). The phone will be available in Europe and Asia Pacific in Q4 2004.
Hands On with CAT's Thermal Imaging Phone
CAT recently announced the S60, a rugged phone with one very unique feature: a true thermal imaging "camera" built right in. CAT has a short but respectable history releasing very rugged phones that might appeal to construction and other field workers.
T-Mobile Adds Kyocera Rally to Prepaid Lineup
Kyocera today announced the Rally, a bar-style feature phone for T-Mobile's prepaid business. The Rally is a traditional cell phone that includes a 1.8-inch screen and a physical key pad for dialing numbers.
Facebook to Turn Messenger Into a Platform for Apps
Facebook today announced Messenger Platform, an expansion of its messaging application that will let developers tap into key features. Facebook envisions Messenger Platform as new place for people to express themselves and share content.
ZTE Says Gigabit Phone On Deck for MWC
ZTE today said it plans to introduce a smartphone at the Mobile World Congress trade show later this month that will be capable of 1 Gbps download speeds. The phone is, fittingly, called the ZTE Gigabit Phone.
Twitter May Push Tweet Character Limit to 10,000
Twitter is planning to expand the scale of tweets far beyond the traditional 140-character limit, reports the Wall Street Journal. The company might permit regular tweets to reach 10,000 characters, which would match the current limit on the number of characters allowed within direct messages.
What next? A cell-vibrator?
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We now have...
PDA, Calculator, Internet Browser, Camera, Voive Recorder, CamCorder, MP3 Player, FM Radio, Flashlight, Weather Radio, Online TV Programs, Nationwide "Walki-Talki"...
Broadcast TV Reciever, Stun Gun, Night Vision, IR Vision, Gama & Xray detection, GPS Moving Map, FRS, GMRS, Metal Detector, EMF Field Detector, Siesmograph, Depth Gauge, Altimeter, Barometer, Annomometer, Hygrometer, Gas Spectrometer, PH Meter, Digital Voltmeter, Laser Level, Pulse & BP monitor... and the ever popular "Tri-Corder"...
Broadcast TV Reciever, Stun Gun, Night Vision, IR Vision, Gama & Xray detection, GPS Moving Map, FRS, GMRS, Metal Detector, EMF Field Detector, Siesmograph, Depth Gauge, Altimeter, Barometer, Annomometer, Hygrometer, Gas Spectromet...
Surround sound, DVD, Satellite dish, PS2, Xbox, and a portable printer.