We hinted at the arrival of VibeTonz last week – well now it’s been officially unveiled in conjunction with Orange and Samsung, who are launching the Samsung E770 phone with VibeTonz compatability.
VibeTonz enables a mobile handset to produce ‘vibro-tactile’ sensations – so mobile gamers can experience the recoil of gunshots or the jolt of a punch, for example. To get you started, the Samsung E770 will include four games: Airship Racing from effusion, Bobby Carrot from effusion, Arch Angel from Wait4U, and Freekick Festival from Zio Interactive. More will be available via the Orange World service, with games companies such as Superscape, I-play, and Indiagames, all planning to release VibeTonz games in the near future.
And even if you’re not a mobile gamer you can enjoy the feeling. The phone will also include 15 VibeTonz-enabled ringtones, which can be used for caller identification according to individual vibration.
By Dave Walker | January 25th, 2006