At Nokia, innovations has always been the way and now they seem to focus more on innovations which are practical and may enhance use of certain important functionality of handsets or which bring in innovative and cool ways to communicate with your device. So, we are bringing to you info about two patents Nokia has applied for and mind you these are very interesting.

The above image is part of a patent which talks about a device which can spin on a horizontal surface when spun by someone. While spinning, the device will also execute one or  more functions in response to the spin. Seems cool way to interact with your phone :).

The handset include a case configured such that when the handset is placed face-up on a substantially horizontal surface a user can spin the spin the handset on the surface and the handset will continue to spin after the user has released the handset. The handset also includes electronics in the case. The electronics are configured to execute one or more functions in response to the spinning of the handset on the surface.

Untitled1Nokia has in last few months talked a lot about how they are going to make their location-based services more human and smarter. In one of the recently applied patents they have mentioned a way in which the “Driving assistant” (Here Drive) will be smart enough to tell you about where you want to go and how much will it take to reach there even before you start travelling :). This will obviously look into your driving pattern captured in your device and predict accordingly place of interest, travel path and time of travel. Not only this it will also recommend one alternate place of interest and travel path!!

An approach is provided for providing driving assistant services to a user before, during, and after the user starts traveling. Specifically, a personal travel pattern associated with a device, the user of a device, or a combination thereof is processed to determine at least one prediction of a time that the device, the user, or a combination thereof will travel to at least one or more travel paths, one or more places of interest, or a combination thereof. The travel information associated with the at least one of the one or more travel paths, the one or more places of interest, or a combination thereof is presented to the user prior to the time predicted. The travel information is also processed to cause, at least in part, a generation of a recommendation of at least one alternate travel path, at least one alternate place of interest, or a combination thereof.