Thursday, 11 October 2007

The Considerate Phone

Under certain circumstances, a mobile phone could be programmed to go into silent mode. For instance, if a number of calls has gone unanswered recently, either the owner of the phone is not present or does not wish to be disturbed. The phone can then be silent for a while, since continuing to ring out loud is clearly doing no good.

Mokalus of Borg

PS - With suitable software, this would be pretty easy.
PPS - As usual, I have not done my research, so I don't know if some phones do this.


Pstonie said...

What about a phone you can smell through? It would be awesome to provide your boss with proof that you've been sick all day by simply wafting some of that porcelain telephone air into your new iNose.

John said...

Smellophone, eh? I might personally leave that feature turned off, given the chance that it will pick up my horrible stink breath without my consent. On the other hand, that could be a good way to deter people from calling you again. Just tape some stinky cheese to the smell receptor and dial away!