Windows Phone to control your Kinect

Windows Phone to control your Kinect

Summary: Here's an interesting video showing a Windows Phone handset being used to control Xbox Kinect.

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Here's an interesting video showing a Windows Phone handset being used to control Xbox Kinect.

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Interesting idea, but does WP have enough traction to make this anything more than a fringe feature? Would you buy a handset because of this feature?

(via TechFlash)

Topics: Windows, Browser, Microsoft, Mobility, Operating Systems, Software, Software Development, Telcos

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  • No, Adrian

    WP does not have enough traction for this fringe feature. That news should make your employer (Apple) happy. Congratulations, you earned another paycheck.
    nomorebs
    • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

      @nomorebs
      And your negative comment has been noted. Microsoft will log you hours, so you will get paid for the hard work you are putting in on Microsoft?s behalf.
      Rick_K
  • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

    Yes I would, has plenty of potential.
    Loverock Davidson
  • Not just Kinect - Think the whole Xbox 360 Ecosystem

    With Xbox 360 integration as shown, not just Kinect, they have opened up WP7 interest to about 50M gamers.

    Think Halo or CoD on the phone playing against your buddies on their consoles.
    dazzlingd
  • Wow (not)

    Nothing new or interesting here.<br><br>It's as much use as a chocolate fire guard.
    Alan Smithie
    • Really?

      @Alan Smithie Name three examples where you have seen this before.

      Sony are the only other console maker that makes a phone and they haven't demoed it.

      Maybe you would be more impressed by an iPhone/Pippin mashup?
      dazzlingd
      • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

        @dazzlingd

        It's remote from your phone, nothing new.
        Alan Smithie
      • Nope - wrong again.

        @Alan Smithie
        Kinect doesn't need a remote control from the phone. It has motion detection and speech recognition.

        Watch the video again. What you are seeing is cross platform video gaming between phone and Xbox 360 using Xbox Live.
        dazzlingd
      • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

        @dazzlingd lolz... pippin.
        jmwells21
    • I'd say it's original

      What a banal gaming idea. The presentation is embarrassing. What's going on in MS?
      Richard Flude
  • Personally?

    I would not buy it for the same reason I would not buy a Playstation phone. With Data caps becoming the new revenue generator, why waste it playing a game? Someone else mentioned that there were 50 million xbox users, my question is how many are old enough to pay for this type of service?
    Rick_K
    • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

      @Rick_K

      I would imagine that the info is being transfered via WiFi rather than through the cellular data networks.
      Byterat
  • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

    It is way too early to know if eventual WP7/Kinect integration will drive any more phone sales. But it is another piece of the big picture of Microsoft's lofty integration plans which has to be looking pretty scary to its competitors. Not that they are guaranteed to dominate the space by any means but Xbox, Xbox Live, Kinect, Windows Media Center, Windows Phone 7 , cloud services, streaming services, etc are coming together quite nicely.
    Mythos7
  • Sweet!!!

    Just make sure you have a living room the size of a warehouse to jump your lumbering torso around in or it won't recognize your motion.
    james347
    • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

      @james347 <br>Poor chap, so your living room is less than 6'x6'!
      Ram U
    • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

      @james347

      You obviously live in a box and a small one at that. I've had no problem in a normal sized lounge room.

      But then you've never used one have you ;-)
      tonymcs@...
  • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

    It doesn't matter to most of us if this has any effect on sales or not. Sure, it matters to MS but that is their business. What should matter to us, the masses, is that businesses are creating new ways for us to do things. It is a game now but what will it lead to? I like the idea, it reminds me of the controller display on the Sega Dreamcast. It allows for you to input choices into the game your opponent has no way to see.
    rdowdy@...
  • Very cool

    Controlling as many things as possible from my phone seems like a good idea to me.
    By the way I love my WP7 and no I don't work for MS.
    pc@...
  • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

    Nobody buys a phone because of cut&paste, because of multi-task, flash etc. But lump them all together and you get a compelling overall reason to buy a phone. Its no different than cars with/without bluetooth, traction control, rear window shade, in dash gps etc.

    And we have yet to realize the potential of kinect so it would be good to already have a connection to kinect before the potential is fully realized.

    If nothing else, its bragging rights. And lets be real, people with the latest and newest phone buys it for the bragging rights because for some reason they think its like buying a new bmw.
    rengek
  • RE: Windows Phone to control your Kinect

    Is that a wire leading from the phone?
    mbrierley