We’ve covered the use of Kinect-like gestures being used on mobile devices in the past before but we still have yet to see them being used in phones on the market. Well the wait for such devices will finally come to an end this month. The folks over at Pantech will be introducing touchless gestures with its new Vega LTE line of phones that will hit the market in November (in Korea – no word on a US release yet).
The Kinect-like gesture technology will help consumers to use their touchscreen devices under certain conditions i.e. when their hands are dirty, they’re wearing gloves or even when they’re driving and their phone is mounted or on the passenger’s seat. Things they’ll be able to do include answering/rejecting calls and playing music. Then again, how many gestures do you really when you’re in a situation where you can’t hold the phone with your own hands? Check out the video demonstration of the Pantech Vega LTE gesture system at work: