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Show me on the phone where to touch

Contact transfer
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"...Ok cool, you wanna meet up again some time? Cool, I'll look for you on bluetooth......GP103? No? Ok what is your bluetooth name? prittyphonegurlxx1? ok hold on......ah there you are.......you accepting the number? There we go it's sent. All you have to do now is prank me and I'll have your number too....got it in your phonebook? Oh it's ringing, got your number now...ok saving it - how do you spell your name? Shershee? What the...How do you spell that? S-A-I-O-R-S-E...Rains? Oh wait predictive text is on, ok then it's saved. I'll call you soon!"

With the aid of this invention, such conversations can be wiped out in a matter of months:

All phones will have a metal contact in one of the corners underneath a removeable cover. When two phones touch at this point, a designated amount of information is sent - be it phone number, short digital business card, bluetooth 'location' or a combination. Old phones can indeed connect to a small piece of hardware to allow the same functions, but you may well own a new one soon anyway.

fridge duck, Nov 26 2006


       I don't get it. Why not use infrared.
Chefboyrbored, Nov 26 2006

       This idea seems to take place in a parallel universe where bluetooth is a chat service application on which people "go" and have human-readable names. That's very strange. Is someone commercial making such claims? Did you mean AIM, ICQ, MSN, IRC, Yahoo Chat, Google Chat, Jabber?   

       I ilke the basic idea - have an electronic "details" exchange format that requires just a single interaction to trigger, and make that interaction physical.
jutta, Nov 26 2006

       //I don't get it. Why not use infrared.// I assumed that came through in the idea - first of all the information needs to be located on the phone, then selected and the option to send via infrared chosen. Then it requires lining the phones up.   

       This consists of a simple touch.   

       Also, in response to //Did you mean AIM, ICQ, MSN, IRC, Yahoo Chat, Google Chat, Jabber?//, I think you are referring to the "bluetooth location" part?   

       In that case I just meant that other devices can currently be added to phones for quicker transfer of files at another time without having to search. This invention simply saving the "bluetooth signature" onto the phone.   

       Sorry if I misunderstood that.
fridge duck, Nov 26 2006

       I think this is a good idea. I can never remember my own phone details to tell someone else. It would be a very useful tool for networky bussiness types and of course very sociable people!
Helixthecat, Nov 26 2006

       The electrified contacts used to transfer this information might also be used as a sort of low-voltage taser.
bungston, Nov 26 2006

       If everyone had Van der Graaf mobile phones then the phones could just spark between themseleves to send data.
hippo, Jun 29 2007

       Now completely baked on phones and credit cards, obvs. I hope you get paid royalties.
marklar, May 24 2018


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