>From: "jason pollard"
>That is a good idea - some kind of gyroscopic sensor in the tip of the
>antenna that can send your gyrations to text recognition
>software/firmware/service. A novel way to get text into your
>keitai.....unless you have a dozen wrist straps hanging off your phone. I
>think IBM has a similar thing where you can write on a pad of paper with a
>special pen which records your writing strokes, then zap your doc over to
>your PDA in digital format.
Jason, all great ideas - but Juergen was just refering to using the blunt
end of the antenna instead of a stylus.. :-) Simple but effective and
doesn't leave fingerprints like your fingers! !! Touch screens on
phones would be interesting but they should have a lockable feature as my
earings would cause all sorts of havoc!!! Also I am constantly cleaning
the makeup off screens!!
>Another nifty input method would be using one of those pen sized text OCR
>scanners in the end of the antenna.
Only if they make ones that flash pretty colours as well - I love that!!
>Might be useful for scanning meishi,
>train schedules, etc.
Possible better if could be zapped in with an IrDA protocol. OCR has
left me a bit cold to date....
>Could somebody give me a quick rundown of whats possible/what's not with the
>IR ports on keitais in the various parts of the world?
Depends what they are connecting with... another phone, a wireless
device.... Speed of transmission (and charges) can be a problem if you
use the port for sending large emails from a laptop or PDA.
but remember there is a little gadget called Ir Gear. It fits into any
DoCoMo phone and so used the same as any IrDA enabled phone - synching,
uploading/downloading data like v-cards, as a modem substitute for a
wireless device... It was mentioned here some time ago - check the
archives or email me off-line if you need to know more.
I am no expert on European phones.. someone else can answer this for you.
>I don't think
>there's any i-appli interface to IR ports, though the various handset
>vendors could integrate it if they wanted to.
It is a case of demand (perceived or actual) and the specs outlined by
VP International Communications
Received on Thu Jan 10 13:19:13 2002