Sony Ericsson’s Mobile Phone/Universal Remote Control

We all know that Sony is quite creative in the development of new gadgets for the home and personal use. We’ve seen quite a few of them over last months – like 3D Game Controller, Multimedia Cradle and Human Body Communication System.

Now Sony Ericsson has another interesting thingy designed for your mobile phone – the possibility for it to download interfaces and act as a remote control for any device.

Sony Ericsson phone runiversal remote control

The idea, described in patent application “Mobile communication terminal with virtual remote control” is pretty simple:

  • take a mobile phone with a touchscreen
  • add the interfaces for various remotes inside the phone
  • add the possibility to download additional interfaces
  • make the phone transmit different signals based on different interfaces

…and you have a ready made cellphone/universal remote that can control any electronic device in your home.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Anonymous

    too bad samsung already has it with the i730

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  • nvrslpn

    I sure wish someone with half a brain and more programing experience than me would make this thing before SONY does because if not, SONY will charge an arm and a leg to get and I’m sure it will be just as proprietary as all their other products. I really don’t understand why this has not been developed already. Is it just because SONY got the patent first so they could lock out modders from making the software themselves, or did SONY actually lock out the use of the IR port on the phone so no one could make their own homebrew application?

  • Sukhesh

    In a remote control can be build in mobile throw a software .now it will not came this faciliy if it come more advanced in cell phone

  • tshepo

    this is great

  • mister D

    Download link??

  • mister D

    Download link??