I was strolling down a mall, window-shopping one lazy Sunday afternoon, when I noticed an unusual crowd of uniformed high-school students flocking into the Sony Phone shop. Shaking my head, I said, “It’s just a bunch of kids testing out a tired model”. I was right.
These kids were getting excited with the Sony Ericson W910 and the Sony Ericson W960. One of the first models to introduce the “shake mode” or as they call it “flick-of-the-wrist control”. Go to this mode and you can skip and shuffle around your music collection by doing just that. Also works with a few games!
Not sure how successful it is on the rack, but a noble idea nonetheless if it was creating that mall buzz.
But in my mind, I was saying “now that’s soooo old news!”. I mean Sony Ericson released those models June 2007. The heck is going on!
I think people are 6-months behind technology. Release something today chances are it will get the mileage it needs in 6 months, just when a new better toy is about to be released. 6-months tops probably would be a decent guage, don’t you think?
I say this because yet another “shake tech” is heading off. This time it is Keynetic, Inc. that is trying the lead. The reference has become even a little corporate, perhaps to attract another set of geeks. Hee hee.
Now called “motion input”, Keynetic Inc. is trying to show-off several alternatives to the way people use a handheld device. Check out their website www.keynetic.com .