Nokia has patented a very unique and multi-purpose device recently. Some even say that this might be the most ambitious patents from Nokia. A device called “a portable electronic device having a cable that functions as a carrying strap, a stylus, a data cable, and a power cable” has now listed in the long patent list of Nokia.
Cutting away the patent jargon, Nokia’s TOUCHSCREEN device has a USB cable tucked away neatly in a cavity below the touchscreen. The cable can act as a hand/neck strap, headsets and even a stylus. The device looks kinda cute in the patent and having the USB cord attached to the device ensures that you don’t leave/lose it. But the bigger question is whether this is going to be one of the phones in the touchscreen ‘portfolio’ that Nokia intends to launch later this year?
Sunday, July 6, 2008