Samsung Mobile Phone Patent Calls For Hand Based Motion Controls

“This gesture recognition stuff is starting to go too far. We’ve already seen the implementation of motion sensing in the Nintendo Wii, but now Samsung is getting you to wave your hands around with a new cell phone as well. The difference is that you aren’t waving the phone around. Instead, the patent makes use of the camera integrated into the handset and then it reads the motions of your hands, translating those gestures into commands. The commands appear to be similar to what you’d do with a computer mouse, including the ability to left and right click. The camera tracks the movement of your hand and then the phone responds accordingly.Bear in mind that this is “just” a patent, so there’s no saying whether Samsung will follow through with actually creating a phone that does this. I personally can’t see how useful it could be.” via

New Motorola handsets, courtesy of their leaked roadmap

Below are pictures, and brief technical specifications of some new Motorola handsets – some you may already know about, and some you may not. Nothing shown below is amazing, in terms of technical specifications, but, at least, for now, Motorola isn’t re-using the once-popular Razr-line of handsets. Motorola A810

  • 2.2-inch touchscreen, with full handwriting recognition
  • Linux OS
  • Dimensions: 104.85 x 50.8 x 13.5mm
  • Weight: 100 grams

Motorola VE75:

  • Slider form-factor
  • Support for Dual sim cards 2.6 inch screen, 16:9 ratio, 240×400 pixels (WQVGA).
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Dimensions: 110 x 50 x 18.9mm
  • Weight: 120 grams

Motorola A1600 Ming:

  • 3 megapixel camera
  • GPS Wi-Fi
  • 2.4 inch screen
  • Dimensions: 98.5 x 53.4 x 19.50mm
  • Weight: 120 grams

Motorola ZN5 “Texel”:

  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Morphing keypad, ala the E8
  • Linux OS
  • 500MHZ Freescale processor
  • 2.4 inch QVGA screen
  • Bluetooth
  • TV-out functionality