Nokia on Beta for Its Latest Braille Reader Phone

Nokia Braille Reader touch screen's tactile feedback
Nokia Braille Reader touch screen's tactile feedback

Call this the gadget of the future! Nokia certainly did an amazing innovation that allows blind users of Nokia mobile phones to read messages.

Nokia has just recently announced the launch of the beta application of its latest mobile phone technology, the Nokia Braille Reader. The said technology was developed in collaboration with the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired and the Tampere University. Nokia Braille Reader is works only with Nokia’s S60 5th Edition smartphones: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5230 and Nokia X6.

Nokia Braille Reader gives mobile phone users who are and visually impaired the ability to read SMS. The new technology captures received SMS messages and brings them to the foreground for reading using Braille and tactile feedback.

This new innovative solution from Nokia is on beta tests right now, so interested parties who would like to participate on this activity, Nokia Braille Reader is available for free download on the Nokia BetaLabs site.

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IPhone Sets A New Trend in Controlling Androids

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Who would ever thought that anybody can make an Android walk, run and jump even without having to create that robot? Adding to the IPhone vs Droid debate, IPhone is now capable of controlling androids with simple movements of the users fingers.

This new technology called 'Walky' was developed by Keio University in Tokyo especially designed to control androids. "More specifically, they've created an interface that puts control of a bipedal humanoid robot right at your fingertips."

"Walky" makes use of an IPhone's screen, enabling the robot to move with the simple movements of the fingers. Traditionally, controllers like joystick.paddles and buttons were used to control video games and remote-controlled gadgets and robots, but they do not necessarily have natural relations that's why they are difficult for first time users.

However, "Walky" uses simple commands that even newbies can get to enjoy this new technology. To operate "Walky", using the index and middle finger will make the robot walk, tapping the screen makes it jump up and down, and a flicking motion with one finger initiates a kicking motion.

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Below is a video showing a demonstration of an IPhone controlling a bipedal robot.

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