Gone were the days when people used to communicate a lot through traditional telephone calls. Back then when you like to call someone, you need to lift the handset and dial the number. It’s still in used today but communication, per se, had upgraded a lot, thanks to the internet. Now, people utilize social sites like Facebook and twitter or VOIP services like Skype to chat with friends across the globe.
The folks at UP Digital Bureau and Unteleported had managed to hack traditional (rotary) phone and use it as a medium to send your tweets!
Known as the world’s first analogue twitter client, the Tweephone can neatly tweet a 140-character messages. What you need to do is lift the handset like your grandma used to and ‘dial’ the letters into the phone’s rotating dialer. So if you want to say to hello, just dial the number 4 twice (for “H”), 3 twice (for “E”), and so on until the word is completed.
Tweeting from the Tweephone may not be as convenient as your phone’s QWERTY keyboard but you will definitely find it unique and simple. Come to think of it, who would ever think that an old telephone can actually be able to perform such a modern function? The only downside would be that your fingers could get tired from all the dialing. Watch the video below and see how it works.
Unfortunately, the Tweephone can’t be purchased in the market. And it seems like it will continue to remain as a geeky project.