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Vibrating cellphones of love!
January 21, 2003 3:27 AM   Subscribe

Vibrating cellphones of love! "Within a year you could be able to "touch" someone over your mobile phone", says the BBC. Some people have been waiting for this for quite a while - and dreaming up VERY specific applications.
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posted by DrDoberman at 4:07 AM on January 21, 2003


"The vibration in mobile phones today all feels the same," explained Mr Eid. "It is like a single note on a piano."

"What we can do is play multiple notes or combine the notes to make them feel like chords."

Hands up if you buy that.
posted by nthdegx at 5:01 AM on January 21, 2003


So, why is vibrating differently going to feel like anything meaningful?

Yesterday I picked up a pair of these just-released J-Phone units we pre-ordered last year. The built-in camera with auto flash (the crescents are the flash) takes up to 640X480 jpegs and over 3 min of video with sound. (english specs) I have always hated talking on the phone, but I love taking pictures. I wanna try setting up a moblog.
posted by planetkyoto at 7:39 AM on January 21, 2003


Now, if they could only incorporate this technology into something meaningful ... like a Flying Broom, say
posted by ElvisJesus at 10:20 AM on January 21, 2003


when the 'rumble pack' came out on nintendo 64 i was CONVINCED there'd be a porn game but to my knowledge it never happened. but the idea, if you look at those pelvic design of those old and new controllers ...
posted by Peter H at 10:47 AM on January 21, 2003


Now, if they could only incorporate this technology into something meaningful ... like a Flying Broom, say

They did ElvisJesus, VIP, a similar idea that hit me in the 80's from a conversation I had with the secretaries and their office secrets. But I was thinking pagers at the time as they were the in thing, missed opportunity I see now.

But in pictorial, ok, moblog away, planetkyoto.

when the 'rumble pack' came out on nintendo 64 i was
CONVINCED there'd be a porn game but to my knowledge it never happened.


We had a sexy thread on this.

PS, ElvisJesus check you name in spell check there some Freudiansism's there.
posted by thomcatspike at 12:30 PM on January 21, 2003


So these phones, they... no... can't... go... on... must... stop... the madness...

Oh god, I disgust even myself!
posted by Pollomacho at 12:58 PM on January 21, 2003


Now if they could only expand the range of vibrations a bit more, I might find a good business use for this with my clients.
posted by madamjujujive at 2:24 PM on January 21, 2003


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