|Realeyes3D handwritten messaging premiers on Samsung's SCH-S260|
Posted: 07-Mar-2005 [Source: Realeyes 3D]
[Realeyes3D's handwritten messaging applications premier on the Samsung SCH-S260 recently released in Korea. ]
Paris, France -- Realeyes3D, the pioneer in handwritten messaging and other embedded applications and content services for camera phones, today announced the world-premiere availability of handwritten messaging on Samsung's SCH-S260 handset released in Korea. This launch follows the signing of an extensive global agreement, under which Samsung has licensed Realeyes3D's w-Postcard(TM) and Digitizer(TM) handwritten messaging applications for integration as standard features in its camera phones.
With Digitizer- and w-Postcard-enabled camera phones, Samsung and Realeyes3D open up a new frontier in inter-personal mobile communications.
This new messaging medium lets mobile users exchange not only typed text or photographs, but also diagrams, maps, or their own handwritten text. With handwriting being one of the most personal means of human expression, handwritten messages can convey more than the words themselves. Emotions, moods and feelings can be expressed in a handwritten message. Realeyes3D remembers the renowned media guru and theorist Marshall McLuhan: "Typing reduces expression... from personal to impersonal...". This is true in any written language, and even more so in non-Latin written languages such as Korean, Japanese or Chinese. Richer than text messaging, and more personal than regular picture messaging, handwritten messaging is a brand new complement and a rich alternative to text and picture messaging.
Digitizer allows mobile users to jot down any type of personal message using a regular, everyday pen and paper or surface, and requires no specific accessories. Digitizer quickly analyses the image and the message is extracted from the image into the camera phone. The result is a black-and-white, crisp, legible handwritten picture message that can be shared immediately with others. In addition to words, messages composed with Digitizer can be notes, maps, scribbles, drawings, artwork, or even small pre-printed articles. For mobile users with non-Latin alphabets, Digitizer is an ideal way to overcome the limitations of text messaging and quickly exchange short personal messages for the first time.
w-Postcard allows camera phone users to add comments, notes, doodles or drawings to the pictures they have taken with their camera phone. Mobile users simply overlay the image they have taken, or stored, with the handwritten content that they've created with the mobile phone's camera. In addition, w-Postcard allows users to personalise the handwritten messages even more by changing the size and colour of the overlay, and move it around on the phone display.
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