Established high market segmentation, and constant attempts of manufacturers aimed at making up new niches have brought up to life a couple of cutting-edge projects. Especially one of them is springing up before your eyes - so called sport-centric handsets, designed specially for people going in for sports. The first sign of this infant line-up is Nokia's very own the 5500, which can be considered as a pioneer of the field not only in terms of feature set, but its announcement time.
To cut a long story short, all devices having knack for the sports are equipped with somewhat different casing, featuring splash resistance, media capabilities, built-in pedometer and other functions which may come in handy in course of exercising. The most elementary form of pedometer is a 3D-sensor detecting number of steps made. For instance is Samsung E750/E760 similar technology is applied to managing media player and several games, yet in sports it finds no application. If you turn the review of these handsets you will see us complaining about absence of steps counter - in fact that capability would have increased overall utility of the devices. But the chance missed by the Korean engineers was taken advantage of in Finland. However the truth is a couple of years ago we spotted Pantech introducing a phone with pedometer at CeBIT - in Asia these solutions even if not widely adopted, are at least well-recognized, while the Europeans were experiencing lack of these gadgets until now.
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