IBM Info-Portal Concept

Silver
2001

Client: IBM Corp.

No device has been able to successfully integrate voice communication with a display for rich, web-based information. Cell phones are limited in visual display and PDAs are too unwieldy for voice communications. IBM split the communicator device into two pieces—a handset and a smart radio—and connects them using a wireless link.

Contact: Ron Smith,
IDSA, IBM,
919.254.9724;
designr@us.ibm.com

Designers: IBM Corp. and Richard Sapper, Italy