Some days back I was a normal person with an idiot phone but on my birthday I felt like an idiot with a smart phone 😀
The more I review the situation the more I am convinced that my phone though smarter than the previous one definitely lacks certain features.
Let me take you back to the 11th of October.
Me – “I am fed up of this idiotic phone Damn it and am gonna buy myself a smart phone”. I said holding a beautiful glossy picture of a latest smart phone with touch screen and QWERTY keypad.
My sons looked at me with concern.
‘Mom sab theek ho jayega. Everything will be ok”
I knew what they were hinting at.
“ what? Do you think I won’t be able to handle the phone ?” I asked.
Kid # 1 – “ Mom , it is a smart phone and you live in dark ages with an idiotic phone . It is beyond you to even type one single message or browse through the menu with a sensitive touch screen. How about buying a simpler one”.
Kid # 2 was still rolling on the bed laughing like a hyena .
I was truly pissed off and took it as an insult to my intelligence.
“No way . I will gift myself this and prove to you morons that I am not technologically challenged . Got it?” I said in a firm confident voice waving the magazine at their faces.
They kept laughing and cracking “ My mom and her smart phone” jokes .
Little did I realize that what ever was happening at that moment was going to turn into reality very soon.
I spent a fortune , got the phone and tried browsing through the menu.
The boys waited for their chance .
“ Err, well, I will get used to it soon . you just watch “ I said in response to their amused “ we told you” look.
“Yea sure , maybe in another lifetime. May be you should just pass it on to us” Kid #2 remarked.
“No way . “ I growled.
I asked my kid# 1 to help me learn to use the phone but failed miserably .
Holding my brand new smart phone in my hands I stared at the tiny keypad and wondered how in God’s name I will get used to typing one correct message . The boys too realized that the “ mom with smart phone” joke had gone too far and something ought to be done to bring the cheer back.
Kid #1 : “ Mom cheer up I have something that would revolutionize the smart phone and make it easy for old women like you.” He grinned.
I was furious but let that “Old woman ” thing pass.
“Right away? “ I asked looking interested. I was ready to do anything to learn the trick.
“ Not really but look at the this “.
The pictures made me forget the gleaming phone .
Boy , I loved what I saw.
I may be challenged in using these toys but I sure am tech savvy as far as the information goes 😀
Kid #1 a self confessed techno freak was impressed and we embarked on a journey to create a futuristic Holotouch smart phone.
“Just imagine mom if your phone had this feature “, he said with a naughty grin.
My heartbeat increased as I dwelled on the thought.
Holographic User Interface
[ Image to show the Holographic Technology.]
A Holosmart phone will make all these applications a lot more fun and easy to operate by simply passing a finger through holographic images of what would otherwise be the keys of a keypad or keyboard.
The thought opened a whole new window to the exciting world of futuristic smart phone , my dream phone.
Over cups of coffee we began to list the ultimate features this one change can bring in a smart phone . Kids were excited and so was I. A good bright resolution and efficient power supply will make this work beautifully.
Holomenu will offer easy navigation of my menu. Opening various menu options , selecting and shuffling music and video files, viewing the photo albums.
Almost everything will become an awesome experience with this path breaking feature.
Holomessaging : With the key board dwindling and shrinking below the normal finger size Holotouch will make the keypad larger making it easy for typing. HoloTouch will enhance comfortable, reliable operation.
Easy interactive Holocalls : Won’t it be fun to talk face to face with someone you love 😉 ?
I think it is a cool thing and as we discussed more on this feature we realised that doctors can use the Holotouch feature for number of things while in operating rooms or at places where keyboard contamination can cause harm. It can be used by professionals in many other fields.
Imagine giving a beautiful high-tech presentation in a room filled with top-notch of your company or clients.
Rocking , I would say.
Hologaming with total 3d interface : I love this concept for the sheer thrill of playing games with a 3D effect on a much bigger surface area. Imagine what wonders it can have for gamers who can have a full-fledged gaming experience right there in the phone with all the effects.
Holovideo for viewing all your favorite videos on a bigger screen with a better clarity.
Holonet for all your surfing needs.
HoloNav which is a GPS and an active traffic navigation app. I always seem to lose my way and Holonav will be a cool feature to see your place and the right way to your destination on a larger map. I find this special because while on nature trails and outings this will prove to be great help.
Some other feature I would love in my smart phone are:
AUI audio user interface
which offers Voicelock feature and Voiceengine feature so that it unlocks doors and starts my car. One major plus point of this feature will be that it can be used where the Holotouch feature can not be used effectively , like in crowded places. Both these features can be combined too for a perfect smart phone Techno experience .
that acts like an unlocking feature. A much more secure way because no other person can use it apart from the user.
Active face recognition which tells us the basic info abt the person when a photograph is clicked under this feature. ( 😀 No harm in letting the imagination run wild , Right? )
Highly optic touch screen and Highly flexible Fold and keep style
High definition photography with DSLR type picture quality
This is a must .
For all of us who are passionate about photography this feature will be a boon. No carrying big equipment, just take out the phone and enjoy what you love doing best. Take awesome photographs.
Am I asking for too much ? No, I don’t think so . When we talk of futuristic smart phones , we need to have that one special feature that makes it smarter than any other regular smart phone.
Kid2# brought the yummy chocolate cake and said, “ Happy Birthday mom”.
The joy was irreplaceable.
I ought to patent the idea and mint big money I guess 😀 .
All those who include these features in your phones remember its my idea.
I decided to write about this experience exclusively for Share Life blogger contest and to master the art of using a smart phone. I had given myself a smart gift and I was ready to use it to its full advantage.
I am participating in Share life Contest (sponsored by Tata Docomo under the category ” The Feature I wish My Smart Phone Had. ” Please promote my entry on Indivine if you think it is worth winning.
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