28th March 2005 - 01:46 PM
Cellphones with a display could easily replace PDA since you could keep the size small (which everyone wants in a phone) but still allow a more natural means of getting data into the phone.
28th March 2005 - 04:53 PM
except there is not a date on when these toys would reach the market,
what do you think
28th March 2005 - 05:23 PM
Move in the right direction.
28th March 2005 - 05:25 PM
A bit late seeing that this technology is already available to anyone with a bluetooth phone today.... For about $200 UShttp://blog.danbartels.com/archive/2005/02/01/346.aspx
28th March 2005 - 06:42 PM
These virtual keyboards have been on sale for a couple of years now, it's hardly new technology. Perhaps the BlueTooth aspect of it is new?
Also, if you ask me, cell phones began replacing PDAs years ago. I've seen plenty of people with cell phones that ARE a PDA, here's a random example of one:http://www.mobile-phones-uk.org.uk/sony-ericsson-p910i.htm
That's a relatively new model, but I've seen people carrying them for several years now. In fact the first one I saw belonged to a colleague of mine - I saw it sitting on his desk and thought it was just a regular PDA until it started ringing!
29th March 2005 - 01:19 AM
From the image, this projector looks like it is an addressable display, not
just a projection keyboard. (If you look at the top of the image, there
seems to be a text box the user is typing in.) The Canesta projection
keyboard is a static image (using what I believe to be a diffraction pattern
generator - we have one of these keyboards in the lab).
An addressable projection display is a significant advance and could
lead to the mobile phone becoming the equivalent of the PC today. Symbol
Technology has also demonstrated such a display in the past. We've
been waiting for these projectors in the wearables domain for quite
some time now - its exciting to see it finally happening.
29th March 2005 - 01:46 AM
yes, just imagine your own PC as part of your wrist watch, and instead of using a pen, you can type with just you fingers, very interesting I think
29th March 2005 - 03:05 AM
Sales of PDAs have dropped dramatically from more than ten million units a year to under half the number last year. Sony has gotten out of the business entirely.
If I understand you correctly, Haste, you are refering to a wrist device that projects a keyboard. There are two problems with this, the power requirement and since the projector is on your left wrist only your right hand is free to type. Either entering a character will be done with a stylus as is done on the Fossil, or there will be some way to enter characters with a finger.
Power will also be important for voice transmission but text messages to and from the wrist may turn out to be the 'killer app'.
29th March 2005 - 03:45 AM
o forget the problems for a few minutes and think of that as a posibility,
think of no need for stlus or anything, as it looks for breaks in the projection from where your finger will 'touch' it sounds interesting to me
29th March 2005 - 05:18 AM
It is like the wrist laser in a James Bond movie. It is entertaining but it still makes me cringe. Realistically, a wrist device the size and weight of a cell phone that allows only the use of the right hand won't appeal to consumers. Why not just buy the phone?
On the other hand, if there is some way to enter characters with a finger at a rate of perhaps 15 wpm, the cell phone might have some competition from the wrist top. Add the inherent efficiency of text transmission and text messages may fall to the couple of cents range per message that they should be at now.
Then there is the question of what to call it, wrist writer, text watch, wrist top, wrist com, comwatch.....
31st March 2005 - 09:56 PM
The concept is moving toward the right direction as Philip 347 has mentioned and there are better product on the market than this one as Amnesia has mentioned. The only truly unique thing about this new product is the integration of a project, phone and pen position systems into one unit. As mention there are a lot of details to this product that could kill it early in its product life, but that is ok. Putting together new technologies and merging them together into a new product is the progression of evolutionary development. The development of ideas and new technologies prototypes is vital in moving forward towards greater technologies. Also you might be surprised how much some design engineers I know consult forums for information. Mentioning problems with this device is more than welcome, because it will force designers to overcome them. Additionally, putting ideas out there such as Haste’s integrated wrist watch finger typer is critical to making leaps forward in technologies. So, good job guys, keep up the good work critiquing maybe one day soon you will get the product you want. Keep typing.
2nd April 2005 - 08:58 PM
I would really like to see this "Projected-Keyboard-On-Cell-Phone" on the U.S.A market in a stronge way. To see the "Projected-Keyboard" on something as slik as the "Motorola" RARZ V3 for Cingular, now thats money worth spending. With a battery life of seventy-two hours of course. Battery Tech. still suck thou
! I blame american engineers for battery tech. been as bad as it because only american engineers are crazy enough to come-up with great innovative ideas, and breakthroughs.
22nd May 2007 - 09:31 PM
Wao, this is unbelievable. But, sooner or later we can just combile all gadgets we have right now into one "cell phone". Should be change the name?