Feb 16th 2010 8:49AM @ Oflife - completely agree re: mothers and grandparents, and I will add very young children in need of an Elmo fix to the list.
That said, I can't imagine why anyone would put down their iphone/blackberry/android device upon entering the kitchen to use this, just as I can't imagine why anyone who would pay $300 or even 200 for this device wouldn't already have a phone with similar capabilities.
Sure there is a market for a connected device with a larger screen - but it's a smaller market.
May 11th 2009 10:53PM since the Nokia appears in a Corvette that would be some 400 years old (give or take), we can only assume that the Nokia in question was an aftermarket accessory at some point in the car's long history - given the crude appearance of the UI, I'd say the phone is meant to be an antique, like the car.
Mar 29th 2009 6:48AM that was another Honda ad... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2VCfOC69jc
Mar 26th 2009 5:33PM why, yes. yes, I like.
Feb 1st 2009 6:11PM this product has been on the market for well over a year, private labeled all over the place.
to add insult to injury, there are other frames with all of these features and arguably better design (e.g., Ality, for starters).
Dec 20th 2008 8:21AM They had to say something to try to reduce the bloodloss. In the meantime, the devteam is probably excreting masonry and standing by the workbench until the last possible flight to Vegas...
Oct 7th 2008 8:47PM make it a slider with a real keyboard and we have a deal.
May 30th 2008 9:36PM flush keys + no spacing = ouch.
Apr 17th 2008 9:02PM Take a look at how your fingers naturally fall upon a keyboard. Now try to press your thumb anywhere near the knuckle on your index finger.
Unless the touchpoint-esque joystick is mounted near the tip of the index finger, there is no way this could possibly be comfortable to use - unless MS has some other sort of mech actuation in mind.
If I had to guess, this is patent squatting or speculative filing - nothing particularly meaningful.