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The future of mobile phones?

StickyMick
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The future of mobile phones?

Glimpse at 'top-secret' phone
The Hereford-based makers of a fully hands-free mobile phone believe their hi-tech product will revolutionise the industry.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/7859562.stm
If it's made widely available at an affordable price, it'll prevent things like my errrm....."little mishap" yesterday happening.
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techguy
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

Hmmm very interesting.
Lurker
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

Yes - very interesting.
James
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

I agree.  Most interesting.
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

Interesting, thanks for posting that.
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techguy
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

Would be nice not having to carry a mobile but I wonder:
a) What the battery life would be
b) I doubt the existing mobile operators would go a bundle on the idea as it would reduce their data revenues unless of course it was voip which could be expensive depending on your data plan.
StickyMick
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techguy
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

I bet that gets sold under their Vertu brand at 6k+ a throw
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

I happen to work in an industry related to this and they will find they have a problem that certain aspects of the design are patented. Sad
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StickyMick
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

No reason why it can't be licensed.
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

Quote from: StickyMick
Glimpse at 'top-secret' phone

Halelooya for a company to fink of the disabled like me with Dyslexia.  Smiley
StickyMick
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

Apparently, if you're phone is compatible, there's software out there that does convert texts to speech. Not sure if it works the other way round though.
[Moderator's note by Daniel (Assos): Removed Full Quote of Previous Post, as per link:rules]
techguy
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Re: The future of mobile phones?

It is about time that manufacturers put more thought into designing phones to help people with a variety of disablities.
For example, a friend of mine has a condition called Dystonia and in her case it means she cannot talk so points at letters on a piece of paper to communicate face to face and uses a mobile with software installed that allows her to use the typetalk service, when her handset broke down due to age it took about 6 months for her to get hold of one and have the software loaded irrespective of the operator she tried.