Rating: beats the pants off SMS
By Annie Turner
French company Realeyes3D, whose ambition is to lead the market in ‘cool applications for camera phones’, beat 20 MobileMonday Global Peer Award finalists from all over the world by ‘demonstrating exceptional innovativeness in mobility’.
Finalists gave short 3-minute presentations to a jury at 3GSM last week. Realeyes3D came out top with its Motion Cortex solution, demonstrating how a Motionized handset enables users to browse menus, surf the web, navigate maps and zoom in and out of pictures with ‘simple and natural hand gestures’.
In particular, the judges like qipit (www.qipit.com) which lets consumers use their mobile camera phones or digital cameras to turn printed documents into digital copies that can be shared via fax and email. This includes hand-written notes.
The company claims that more than 23 million handsets around the world have its hand-written note application on them and more than 12.5% of all camera phones sold in the US in 2006 had access to its applications.
It certainly beats the pants off SMS’ limitations, but inevitably it is still limited by the screen size of a mobile – except of course the next generation screen from Polymer – see below – now we’re talking.
As Realeyes3D English web site is rubbish, a demo of this product is better seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNoTTXOyDjg