Shake it

A model shakes a newly unveiled Vodafone K.K. mobile phone during a press conference in Tokyo Monday, Jan. 31, 2005. The new handsets, manufactured by Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. for the Japan unit of the British mobile giant, come equipped with a tiny motion-control-sensor, a computer chip that recognizes and responds to movement. Instread of pressing buttons, just jerk your cell phone in the air in a variety of patterns made of up of two simple moves – combining left, right or top, down movements – to program your phone in nine different ways to scroll cursors, jump to e-mail or other features, depending on your flag-signal-like moves.

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