Dumb Phone Patents 2: Electric Boogaloo
from the yeah-you-really-need-this dept
They couldn't patent phones that look like cheese, so Motorola engineers went after the next, um, best thing: phones that dance. The company's gotten a patent for handsets that sit on four feet that move around when it gets a call, and can move different to react to different callers or events. Apparently the phone can also detect the beat of music being played and dance along -- although there's plenty of prior art on that one, like those dancing Coke cans that were popular in the 80s.