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Microsoft bets on Kinect-like gestures for Windows Phone

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    Microsoft bets on Kinect-like gestures for Windows Phone

    Microsoft is trying to cram Kinect-like features into its future flagship Windows Phone handsets. At least one device, codenamed McLaren, will debut on a range of US carriers later this year with features that let you hover your finger over the screen to interact with games and applications without ever touching the display. Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans tell The Verge that the technology, known internally as 3D Touch or Real Motion, has been developed by Nokia over a number of years. Evleaks first unveiled the existence of Nokia McLaren, and we understand the device will largely be seen as a Lumia 1020 successor with a similar hump in the rear casing for a powerful camera.
    Read more at: Microsoft bets on Kinect-like gestures for the future of Windows Phone | The Verge

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    It's a but misleading to say the next hero Windows Phone will have "Kinect like" features. That suggests it's a camera, not the actual display itself. Very fascinating as the MixView feature sounds just like the Microsoft Research project on interactive live tiles...

    I'm hoping the Lumia 1020 successor is this or has this!
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Microsoft bets on Kinect-like gestures for Windows Phone
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