Nokia licenses VibeTonz to put smart vibration in its mobile phones

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n95-haptic.jpgGood news for [insert name of footballer with expensive lawyers]. Nokia mobile phones are about to have their vibration revamped, courtesy of Immersion Corporation – the company which developed the technology in rumbly console joypads.

Nokia has signed a deal to include Immersion’s VibeTonz technology in its handsets. It provides a more nuanced vibration than the standard mobile vibrate feature. Uses include for mobile gaming (console style rumbling), mobile music (an effect similar to turning up your sub-woofer for bassy tunes) and providing better feedback when tapping a touchscreen.

Samsung and LG already incorporate VibeTonz in some of their handsets, but Nokia means millions more users will get their hands on it in the near(ish) future.

Immersion Corporation website

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Stuart Dredge