April 10, 2005
Cell Phone with Feeling
Siemens has launched the CX70 Emoty on the UK market, a phone that lets its owners express their emotions and communicate these feelings to friends - as an emotional MMS together with text. [via Phys.org]
"The mobile phone contains a several characters that the user can give a variety of moods with the push of a key. Integrated sensors then allow to control the intensity of the feelings conveyed by the three characters — Laura, Joey and Wobble.
The 3D characters can express ten emotions, including happiness, love, sadness and anger. The sensors in the phone's housing register when the phone is touched, when pressure is applied to it and when it's shaken.
-- New Siemens Phone Gets Emotional - Siemens mobile has announced the CX70 EMOTY, a new phone designed to better communicate emotions via MMS. (Sept 2004).
-- The future of affection - The shiny, wipe-clean future we are headed for may seem like a cold and uninviting place, but if existing technology is any guide then feelings and emotions are going to play a big part in this hi-tech world.
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