Touchless phone that might leave you speechless
Sony has unveiled a new smartphone which has a 'floating interface' touchless display. Users simply browse the web by hovering a finger above links they would normally touch. The Xperia Sola handset is due to go on sale in the second half of 2012.
Why it matters
The touchless display will allow for the phone screen to be smudge-free and we may find other practical uses for this new technology. Are there other day-to-day issues your customers have that can be solved with technical innovations? And on a more critical note: do we always solve the right problems?
Sonim have invented the first-ever nearly indestructible mobile phone, which is now on sale in Britain. The Enduro is the only phone that’s been engineered for people who work outdoors, having been tested and proven capable of withstanding extreme environmental and industrial conditions. Resistant to water, humidity and dirt, it’s even been approved for military use.
Design firm John Doe Amsterdam has created “the world’s simplest mobile phone.” This phone is the complete antithesis of the smartphone. It cannot access the web, take pictures or movies, sync with your calendars or even text. It is designed to simply and competently make and receive calls.