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NEW WAYS OF CALLING OUT!

The aim of modern design processes is to get functionality, advanced technique and design to form a synthesis and the following three are all interesting offers from the world of mobile phones.

No excuse not to call!

Great Call is a new wireless company that will target baby boomers. Manufactured by Samsung, the phones, all called Jitterbug, have big buttons, a bright screen, easy to read text, and loud and clear sound. Another version is simplified even further, its number keys replaced by three emergency buttons: one for 911, a second for the operator, and a third for a personalized direct dial number.

 
Operators are an important element of Great Calls’ services. Besides looking up numbers or placing calls for customers, operators can program a phone's contact list over the network. Each customer is also provided with an individual webpage that can be used to edit the phone list, or set service options, which means that children or grandchildren can help their less technically adept relatives configure their phones.


Codes to the Net?!?!

Hardly a week goes by without another company is trying to facilitate the interaction between people and physical objects. Now, Dutch ShotCodes has managed to produces a system that makes it easier to browse the internet by mobile phone.  In short, ShotCodes are offline web links. When captured by the mobile camera, ShotCodes instantly and effortlessly take users to any desired location on the internet on their phones. ShotCodes are easy to make and can be tied to any web address.


Is that a phone on your wrist?

A new mobile phone from Nokia, named “888”, is a concept design that goes where no phone has gone before. It is a bracelet-like phone, based on a liquid battery with a flexible touch screen and touch-sensitive body cover. Featuring speech recognition, the Nokia 888 does not have the traditional key-pad – and is, furthermore, packed with new features such as  email receiver, digital wallet, video-calling and GPS – to name a few.


The 888 does not have to be carried in your pocket or on your wrist. You can carry it anywhere, in any form. You can roll it, bend it, put it on your clothes like a clip. But since that is all work and no play,  the Nokia 888 also uses e-motions (electronical motions) as a method of communication – forexample, by sending a heart shape to a loved one, the receiver phone will turn itself into an icon of a heart. Enchanting!

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