Seoul: South Korean electronics giant LG said on 24 April 2007 it is developing a mobile phone which allows users to feel broadcasts in addition to seeing and hearing them.
“We have developed a new mobile phone technology which adds the sense of touch to the traditional modes of sight and hearing,” said company spokesman Song Keun-Young.
The phone can vibrate when a shot hits the net in a football game or a car hits the wall in a TV drama, he said.
“If a bomb explodes in an action movie, light-emitting diodes blink in tune with the audio-visual content on display in three dimensions,” Song said.
LG plans to market its new models using the three-dimensional and sensing technology next year after securing content, he said.
The phones will carry terrestrial digital multimedia broadcasting (DMB), which provides clear video, high-quality audio and data through hand-held devices or terminals in cars, he said.
MBC, a broadcasting network, started DMB services in late 2005.