Several times a year, the mobile arm of France Telecom presents its new collection of products and applications in Paris, France. The showcase called, La Collection, has debuted over 150 innovations since its launch in 2006. In Paris, Leila Makki gets a first hand look at a futuristic touchscreen multimedia land-line called Livephone Touch and two Android apps - TV D'Orange - a mobile TV app now over WiFi and On, a new app that let's you ignore your contacts.
The Livephone Touch is a high definition home phone with a handset and seven inch touchscreen display. The phone's colour display lets you see who is calling and how much time you have left before picking up.
It features visual voicemail so you can listen to your messages in any order and from any part of the message. The phone enables you to send text messages to a contact or a group of contacts, even whilst on the phone.
The tactile colour screen comes with six widgets that are updated in real time. You can access weather, traffic, news and social media sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. TheLivephone Touch will be out next year, initially in France.
Next, is TV D'Orange, a mobile app that makes watching high definition TV on your mobile phone a reality. This app already exists in France but only over the 3G network.
Now, the app which was previously only on iPhone, is available on Android and the Blackberry Bold 9700. The biggest difference with this version is that it now works over any wireless network. TV D'Orange will be available in France from early 2010.
Last is On, a new Android app that lets you organise your friends, colleagues, & family into groups and then you decide who can contact you! The app aggregates all your contacts from your phone book, IM and social media sites and synchronizes it.
The app allows you to categorise your contacts into worlds, ie. one for colleagues, one for family. The idea behind the app is that you control all the information that you want to share with your contacts. All your contacts are then backed up in real time over the air.
On will be available on Android and iPhone on December 8th in France and the UK. Next year, it will be available on Symbian and Windows Mobile devices.
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