Reminder: Nokia Have Been Using “Double Tap to Wake” Since 2008

| August 8, 2013 | 28 Replies

67708a12a76322167861aeaf25669282Earlier we posted about LG copying Nokia’s “Double tap to wake” feature that we all came to know and love in the N9 when it was announced in 2011; but that’s not even Nokia’s first to use it. The beautiful Ellen  was kind enough to remind us that Nokia have been implementing this idea in there phones ever since 2008 and the Nokia 6600 Fold:

The 6600 used to use Double tap to bring up the lockscreen clock to save you the effort of having to flip open the phone to check the time; check out the video of it in action below:

Unfortunately I can’t find a patent regarding this concept (anyone know if it is patented?); but once again we see other companies copying what Nokia have been doing for years (5 years), perhaps in another 5 years we’ll see a puremotion screen? But this just goes to prove that no matter how innovative Nokia are being they can NEVER stop, they need to keep pumping out new ideas and taking risk; don’t get comfortable, and of course Microsoft have to do their share on the hard baked software end of it.

 Michael: Otto also mentioned this a while back (about 3 months), in fact we were going to use it as part of our upcoming Trivia segment. In the post Ali mentions above, Otto also reminded us that the 6600 Fold is just one of the devices that had this technology. There was also the 6600 Slide, and the 3600 Slide.

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Category: Lumia, MeeGo, Nokia, Video, Windows Phone

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