Monday, August 30, 2004

Move Over Dick Tracy

Vodaphone gets it! Unfortunately, they use a really annoying flash site to display it. Anyway, they are showing what I really think will be the phone of the future. The near future! Flexible paper thin video screens are real. Decent Lithium batteries are real. Enough bandwidth for cellular video is real (if not widely deployed). Vodaphone is showing off a "visual bracelet" with a flexible screen and a "context aware agent" which manages calls based on heuristics and current circumstances. The bracelet will also record environmental conditions, including the wearer's status. They also show a digital paper implementation. Screen captures via


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