Audio cellphone 'display' lets you tap and talk

2019-02-28 07:12:04

By Colin Barras DESPITE the wealth of life-organising features built into today’s cellphones, most of them are impossible to use when they are needed most – during a call. Arranging a meeting, for instance, usually means interrupting your conversation to take the phone away from your ear so you can use the keypad to navigate to the calendar. The same goes when you are trying to save an address or phone number. But it needn’t be that way, says Patrick Baudisch, an engineer at Microsoft’s research lab in Redmond, Washington. All one needs to do, he says, is place the keypad on the back of the phone,