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Mike Temporale
07-19-2005, 02:30 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=1519' target='_blank'>http://www.mobileburn.com/news.jsp?Id=1519</a><br /><br /></div><i>"The Squirrel itself is a Bluetooth device that uses a remote PC for its computing power, though future models would be autonomous. When a call comes in, the animatronic squirrel will "wake up" as might a character from a Disney movie. It will then start engaging the remote caller in a conversation in an effort to determine what the call is about, and if it is important enough to disrupt the conversation going on in its area. The device makes this determination by listening to the conversation around it, trying to pick up key subject words that it can use to compare with what the inbound caller seeks to discuss. The number of the caller is also compared with an internal list of numbers belonging to "friends", and the tone of the callers voice is evaluated."</i><br /><br />The Cellular Squirrel sounds an awful lot like a secretary. It takes your calls, and determines if they are important enough to interrupt you or not. Why can't you just look at the number and make a decision if you want to talk to that person now, or not. Seems like it would be a lot easier than carrying a squirrel around with you.