Business Week ran an article today showcasing several handset prototypes. Few of them look particularly practicle, but I guess originality and sensibility aren’t always mutual.
The phone shown is called the Oynx from Pilotfish and Synaptics. It has no buttons and is controlled entirely by signs and gestures. The idea is cool in theory, but I can imagine many circumstances in which it’d be difficult to manage. It is, however, capable of recognizing specific body parts (yea, yea), so it can be trained to answer a call when you raise the phone to your head.
A Quantum leap for Cell Phones [Business Week]