Numerous communication devices continue to be launched on a daily basis. Each one promises to be a notch above the rest. A fair degree of innovation does come into play but the functioning of most of the devices seems to hover around the same set of ideas using the same sort of framework. A concept that goes a bit further in its quest to introduce something pioneering is welcome indeed. nFro comes across as an interesting concept. The design is inspired by the personal diary and blends in features that emphasize the personal and exclusive idea of this device.
Demystifying the concept
Cellphones have made life easier for us by keeping the channels of communication open round the clock. This is well appreciated but it also turns into a hassle sometimes. This concept tries to give you the option to choose. It is only those who you wish to interact with get to contact you on this device and that too at a time of your choice. This is what personal interaction is all about.
The parallel display on offer is a feature that has been built taking an inspiration from the personal diary. A camera is a standard feature in communication devices these days. The concept makes an attempt to lend it an exquisite appeal. It envisages dynamism in pictures. This may be achieved by implementing camera specific features or introducing applications for working on the pictures that you click. This requires great effort considering the plethora of applications available for people to play with. Furthermore, numerous applications continue to be developed and released for people to test and use. An attempt at differentiating from the usual is indeed welcome. The camera is accessible from the cover just as the display.
People need not key in the words to write. The stylus allows you to quickly write the messages. This seems similar to jotting down something on the pages of a diary. The data transfer is as hassle free as it gets. Just exchange the data sheets which are akin to the sheets of a diary. Data can be segregated on sheets with each sheet serving as a folder for storing a separate kind of data for you. This brings about ease of data management and sharing.
Delving on the positives
The concept tries to break free from the monotony that has come into the features that the various devices for communication offer. It takes the ubiquitous personal diary and tries to replicate its feel in a device meant for personal interaction with the people one chooses to keep in touch with. This is another appreciable feature. It seeks to draw the barriers that have blurred with the use of mobile phones. People are accessible round the clock to almost everyone. That is not the case with this device. It allows people the freedom of choice.
The domain of communication devices is on expansion mode. New concepts give a fillip to innovation in the field. This is what industries thrive on.