Sony Ericsson’s bracelet phone
Over the years we’ve seen quite a few interesting, strange and stupid mobile phone form factors coming from R&D departments of major cellphone vendors, in a form of patent applications.
Very few of them make it further then a drawing board, but they still are interesting to look at.
Well, here’s one more cellphone form factor that I will put into a “strange” category. This time coming from Sony Ericsson:
Described in a patent app called simply “Mobile Terminal” the device is intended to be worn as a bracelet, somewhat similar to the watch phones we’ve seen already. But it can also be used in a two hand mode, when you need a faster typing:
…when the mobile phone terminal is worn like a bracelet by putting the ring section on the user’s arm or the like, the portability of the mobile phone terminal is improved, and the user can see the display surface of the display device and can operate the key buttons with fingers of the other arm different from the arm on which the ring section is worn. On the other hand, when the ring section is removed from the arm, the user easily can see the display surface of the display device of the terminal body section while holding the ring section with both hands and operating the key buttons, which can achieve high operability and convenience.
Well, while interesting, the design is strange enough that I am pretty sure it won’t make it into the line-up of regular Sony Ericsson phones anytime soon.
On the other hand, I have been hearing rumbles about the new “Essence” line of exclusive/radical design phones/accessories that SE can not make up their minds of whether to proceed with or not.
Well, this handset seems radical enough for me.