Arne Hess over at PPCW.net is reporting on two “hidden” features that are possibly going to be included in the upcoming MPX220.
First, there’s the camera self-portrait mode. While most cameraphones provide a tiny little mirror next to the lens to you can see yourself and snap a pic, the MPX220 will supposedly be able to use the external color display on the phone as a viewfinder for self-portraits, or taking photos with the phone closed. I read somewhere last week that this wasn’t going to be a feature, so I’m a little confused. Still, it’s great if it’s true.
Second, the keypad backlight is slated to have an ambient light sensor, a la the original 3600-series iPAQs, that turns on the keypad backlight when light conditions are low, and leaves it off to conserve power when there is bright ambient light. Neat feature – seems like every device should do this.