Motorola's Bluetooth SmartButton

Peter Rojas
P. Rojas|08.24.04

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Peter Rojas
August 24th, 2004
Motorola's Bluetooth SmartButton image
Motorola's Bluetooth SmartButton image
Motorola SmartButton

Can cellphones really get any smaller? We've already got ergonomists telling us that buttons and screens are getting so tiny that only three-year-olds will be able to use them, but so far wearable cellphones haven't quite taken off (even the mighty DoCoMo's mighty Wristomo proved a failure after all the initial buzz died down and Samsung killed off their watchphone altogether). It might just be a matter of time until advances in miniaturization make wearable cellphones a lot more feasible, but in the interim Motorola is working on splitting up the phone up a handful of different devices (possibly using IXI's Personal Mobile Gateway technology, though the article doesn't specifically say). One of their current projects is the SmartButton, a wireless Bluetooth-enabled badge that connects to your phone and that you press when you want to call someone (you use the phone's voice recognition software to actually dial). Or you could just use a Bluetooth headset, but we won't bring that up.

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