June 01, 2004

airtext.jpgBy waving the Nokia 3220 camera phone from side to side, the LED lights of the Nokia Xpress-on FunShell light up to "write" a message that appears to float in mid-air.

To airtext, you type in a text like 'call me' then wave it back and forth in the air. As the phone moves, a row of blinking red lights along the top of the phone leaves the phrase trailing behind it."

Turns out a company called Wildseed has done a teen focus group on "Airtexting" with great success. Other names for this new meme are "Light messaging" or "Wave messaging"

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Posted by nym at June 1, 2004 10:21 AM | TrackBack