Coming soon: SMS TV
Texting for couch potatoes
Is nowhere safe from text messaging, coming soon to landlines and not so soon to TVs?
If someone texts you, the message pops up on your screen. To reply you can use a remote control and a virtual keyboard on the screen or, if you're a Sky subscriber, you can just key in the message. There's no need to key in a message using a mobile phone in either case.
To use the system you still need a phone, but Wireless Ocean hopes the idea of using a more user-friendly interface will catch on.
It's showing prototypes of its technology to consumer electronics manufacturers and hopes they will build in the technology to future TVs, video recorders and mobile phones. ®