New Smartphone from Deutsche Telekom: AI to Replace Apps, Premiere in Barcelona

Germany has created a unique smartphone without apps, powered by AI. Showcased at MWC 2024

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Germany will introduce a new type of smartphone that requires no traditional apps for operation. Instead of standard applications, the device relies on artificial intelligence (AI) to perform various tasks.

This innovative product is a joint development by Deutsche Telekom, Qualcomm, and Brain.ai.

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They plan to demonstrate its capabilities at the international Mobile World Congress 2024 in Barcelona.

The uniqueness of the smartphone lies in its ability to process requests and perform tasks using cloud AI, making the use of traditional applications unnecessary.

The device will be equipped with the advanced Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 chip, which supports integrated AI functions, thus ensuring high performance and ease of use.

According to John Abrahamson from Deutsche Telekom, in the near future, AI and large language models will become key elements of mobile devices, significantly easing and improving users' daily lives. The company's vision is to create a device that acts as a personal assistant, capable of performing various functions without the need to install separate applications.

Despite such an approach to smartphone design might seem unusual within the existing digital ecosystem, developers are confident in the prospective idea of AI-oriented devices.

An example of such technology is the Rabbit r1 device, capable of performing internet searches, making online purchases, planning trips, and even playing music, freeing the user from routine.

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