Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Nokia patent for gesture-controlled phones spotted

updated 04:40 pm EST, Fri November 21, 2008

Nokia gesture phone patent

With Finnish handset maker Nokia releasing its first touchscreen handset, the 5800 XpressMusic, early last month, now comes evidence the company will focus on a gesture-controlled interface, as per the company's Chief Designer, Alastair Curtis. He hinted at the potential of the gesture technology being incorporated into upcoming handsets earlier this week and Nokia already has a patent for the technology. The invention would use ultrasonic transducers (USTs) to detect a user's hand motion and gesture and track their relative location on the device's screen. Simple gestures such as opening or closing of a hand will open or close a program, respectively, and as an example.

As per the patent papers, users would customize the functions of the gestures, assigning various ones to a specific operation. It's not known if or when Nokia will unveil the first handset to use the gesture technology, though the patent was filed at the start of 2008. [via Gizmodo]













By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

  1. filipo-sc

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Dec 2008

    0

    Nokia gesture patent


    HOpe Nokia patents this before apple gets new ideas... and people start thinking it was all apple's ideas

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Life n Soul 8 Driver Bluetooth headphones

When it comes to music on the go, consumers generally have some options to consider when looking for the best experience. While Blueto ...

Tesoro Tizona G2N Elite gaming keyboard

The market for gaming keyboards is getting crowded, starting off with some fairly simple keyboards and diverging into the land of modu ...

GX Gaming DeathTaker mouse

Gaming is a serious endeavor for many people, driving them to look for the best performance in their system and interface devices. Fro ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News