Krystian Woznicki on Wed, 26 Jun 2002 08:02:09 +0200 (CEST)

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[rohrpost] Re: SMS-Encounters


By John Leyden, 25/06/2002 at 15:25 GMT

Is nowhere safe from text messaging, coming soon to landlines and not so 
soon to TVs?

A Devon firm called WirelessOcean has developed Text2TV, a set-top 
box-based system which plugs into a mobile phone's data port and one of a 
TV set's multimedia SCART channels, New Scientist reports.

If someone texts you, the message pops up on your screen. To reply you can 
use a remote control and a virtual keyboard on the screen or, if you're a 
Sky subscriber, you can just key in the message. There's no need to key in 
a message using a mobile phone in either case.

To use the system you still need a phone, but Wireless Ocean hopes the idea 
of using a more user-friendly interface will catch on.

It's showing prototypes of its technology to consumer electronics 
manufacturers and hopes they will build in the technology to future TVs, 
video recorders and mobile phones.

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