Cell Phone with Feeling
This is how users transmit their moods to the Emoty characters and increase or diminish an emotion’s intensity — by stroking, pressing or shaking the cell phone. The mobile phone user can then send the animation as an emotional MMS (Multimedia Message), together with text.
The phone also is equipped with a camera featuring an attachable flash. An advanced, three-dimensional graphics module makes games especially realistic. The Java-based module gives spatial depth to the display, turning the cell phone into a games console when used with Siemens 3D Rallye, for example. More games and software applications can be loaded using a 3D Download Assistant.
The phone also has a push to talk function, which allows a user to simultaneously contact a number of other people. Siemens recently collaborated with Ericsson to ensure that the two companies’ push to talk systems are compatible on the basis of an open standard. This step greatly increases the number of mobile phones that can use the new form of communication.