Maybe we're too old, stubborn, or set in our ways, but we don't fancy the idea of our smartphones tattooing text messages on our bodies. Most of you probably don't either, so it's a good thing that's not what Research In Motion (RIM) is working on. Instead, RIM, along with the Royal College of Art's Helen Hamlyn Center, are busy developing a technology called SkinDisplay, Recombu.com reports .
Phones enabled with SkinDisplay would convert missed calls and text messages into raised text on the back of your phone. You could then reach discretely in your pocket, press the text with your finger, and read the subsequent imprint without drawing attention to yourself. To erase the message, just rub your fingers.
SkinDisplay was conceived alongside another concept called SmartCall, and the two could work hand-in-hand. SmartCall is a software solution that would allow you to set the urgency, subject, and deadline for any phone calls you make. The overall idea here is to "make phones less annoying and more human in the way they talk to you."