Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller
hns at computer.org
Wed Jul 4 17:22:24 CEST 2007
Am 04.07.2007 um 17:18 schrieb Raphaël Jacquot:
> Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller wrote:
>> Am 04.07.2007 um 16:53 schrieb Frederic Kettelhoit:
>>> the iPhone has a proximity sensor. But it is patented afaik.
>> The question is by whom. Apple? The sensor manufacturer? Nokia
>> 7650? Some 3rd party?
>> See here: http://www.infosyncworld.com/reviews/n/2088.html
>> "On the upper part of the front, there's a proximity sensor for
>> switching the loudspeaker function off when the 7650 is lifted to
>> the ear, and a light sensor if the phone is set to automatically
>> adjust the backlight corresponding to the lighting conditions."
>> The article is from 2002 - oops - and I thought the iPhone is 5
>> years ahead?
>> Nikolaus Schaller
> yet another dumbass patent from hell :D
Here is a sensor announcement from Agilent (HP Optoelectronix):
I have not searched the Wiki if it is already mentioned there for the
next hardware upgrade(s).
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