When Nintendo first announced that their Wii console will come with motion sensitive controls, many people put it down as a gimmick. In hindsight, that was a pretty foolish thing to do considering how the Wii is doing gangbusters in terms of sales all over the world. NTT DoCoMo of Japan has studied the Wii closely and will incorporate gesture recognition technology into a couple of cellphones under the FOMA 904i line.
These handsets will feature motion-sensing routines from GestureTek in three forms – shake, rock, and roll. The name for each of the three movements are pretty self explanatory, so there is no reason to delve further. Combining all three movements will give you an experience that is roughly similar to that of the Wii, although you won’t be able to see the on-screen action while performing those actions. Can’t wait to see what kind of games DoCoMo has up their sleeves for such phones.