Jeremy Chai Staff Writer
Microsoft has filed a patent for a phone that dynamically reacts to callers and notifications depending on its orientation to the surface it is lying on. Just the thing we need for users who are too lazy to access their options menu!
The Telegraph reports that the patent document details a device with environmental sensors that diverts calls and messages at inopportune times, telling callers why you are unavailable. For example, should the user place the phone face up in a dark room, the device will assume the user is sleeping. If the user is in a cinema or some other inconvenient area, GPS will indicate to the device that calls should be diverted. Callers will be sent an automated explanation from the device (not the user) the reason the owner of the phone is unavailable.
This highly suggests Microsoft will be making their play into the mobile phone market, as well as their already established entertainment consoles, computers and tablets.