samzenpus from the shake-that-phone dept.
Shuttertalk reports that Samsung have launched the world's first phone equipped with a continuous 3D movement sensor. Movement sensors in mobile phones to date have been limited to slope calculations and applied to some games and bio-related features. The potential is there to do away with the need for complex keypads on mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras and other handheld products. Many functions will be controlled by movement instead of buttons.
Mathemeticians stand on each other's shoulders while computer scientists
stand on each other's toes.
-- Richard Hamming