An application has appeared on the website of dailymobile that looks ever so suspiciously like the idea this hack had for utilising Bluetooth on handsets for the purposes of a Walkie-talkie.
The idea was aired to a few likeminded individuals following on from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group 10th anniversary this year. With even a communiquÃƒÂ© passed along to the actual Bluetooth SIG outlining an idea, and who best to contact to progress it further.
The idea first thought up by yours truly, came about from the need of being able to speak to someone over a short distance. All without breaking into the allotted minutes a contract has per month, or running up a bill if a pre-pay contract was in play.
The other useful idea would be to reuse old mobile phones laying around the home, for quick and fast entertainment value for children. Every child likes to play soldiers, with the standard issue military equipment being that of a walkie-talkie.
There was even a thought it could even be useful in the recycling of handsets for emerging markets. With a view to provide mass cheap communications on a large scale, with higher end Class 1 Bluetooth devices.
There’s bound to be a mass of opportunities lying out there yet to be perceived for its uses and functions, far more than already thought of.
This just goes to show great minds think alike, or someone has run off with a great idea and will make a fortune over it. Here’s hoping it’s more of the former, than the latter.
There’s no bitterness that it’s now out there before development could be progressed on this project, with the simple wish that it will be used for the greater good.
Features in this version are along the lines of the ability to make half-duplex calls, by pressing the “Green” key on the application to send a voice message. It looks like many handsets can have this installed, so an army could be raised.
Think towards to the day when Skynet finally takes over and there will be no cell towers; this could be a darn little useful application for your mobile.
See more on the forum posting here for Symbian series 60 handsets.