A 'TELEPHONE JACKET' FOR SUMMER 2000.

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Style for the summer of 2000 will be made richer by an item of clothing that "communicates": a jacket that integrates all the functions of a mobile phone, or even a satellite positioning system, according to a January 7 statement by the France-Telecom Research Centre, which is preparing prototypes. In due time, according to the National Telecommunications Research Centre (CNET), this type of clothing is expected to also provide access to audiovisual and video functions. According to Roland Airiau, head of the CNET research unit: "We are going to install the various telephone functions in the item of clothing, but we do not yet know if the buttons will serve as an interface; where the keypad will be placed; if certain components will be housed in the shoulders: this prototype will just permit us to test the uses." The CNET is a member of the international...

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