Posted Jun 1, 2004 16:14 UTC (Tue) by penfold
In reply to: Mobile phones
Parent article: Stupid patent tricks
I remember, years ago, seeing a show about some "geek toys" for lack of a better term.
IIRC, there was someone from berkley or the like, using a handheld device that a attached to a display in his glasses. They couldn't exactly show the device in action, but they did show him operating it to write notes, messages, etc. with about 6 buttons. The image in my head is him sitting on a park bench or under a campus tree just clicking away.
To my knowledge, this was back in the late 80s when text messaging on cellphones wasn't even on the horzion. This patent does sound to me like something they would target for PDAs in general and cellphones in particular.
While I have no idea if this device is an example of prior art for this patent, it seems like it might be an excellent place to look.
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