Nokia applies for file transfer via touch-less gesture patent

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Nokia has applied for a patent which would allow for files such as music and other media to be transferred simply by swiping above the phone in the direction of the intended receiver.

The phone would detect the the gestures and position of the receiving device primarily via a capacitive field, but the patent notes infra-red or cameras or a variety of other sensors could be used.

The ideas may appear farfetched and unlikely to end up in a real device, but readers will recall that the Nokia Moneypenny was supposed to feature a “3D Touch” system, which was believed to be a gesture-based system which would allow users to scroll the web browser or move to the next music track merely by moving their hand above the screen.

Is this a gimmick our readers can get behind? Let us know below.

Thanks Adrian for the tip.



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