Why do some gadget makers insist on announcing products that sport absurd features nobody would ever want to actually use? Take, for example, Samsung Electronics' new "3D movement recognition" SCH-S310 mobile phone announced yesterday.
Why do some gadget makers insist on announcing products that sport absurd
features nobody would ever want to actually use?
for example, Samsung Electronics' new "3D movement recognition"
SCH-S310 mobile phone announced yesterday.
The phone's claim to fame is a sophisticated built in "accelerometer," which can
detect and recognize patterns when you wave it around. You can "program it" to
dial "mom" when you wave it around in the shape of a sandwich, etc.
The technology that enables this magic won the company 22 patents. Samsung
Electronics President Lee Ki-tae talks about the technology revolutionizing
gadgets, and paints a picture of a world of electronics without keypads and
controls. Just a world of people frantically waving their arms around trying to
get their stuff to work.
Samsung: Impressive technology, but get a grip! Nobody wants to waive their
phone around every time they make a call.
This is yet another example of technology productized "because we can," not
because anyone wants it.
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