Notice the miniSD slot on the left (for up to 2GB of mp3s!) and the 1.3 megapixel camera. This will also have Bluetooth, and from the looks of it, a removable battery. Rumors point to release in June by T-Mobile in the US.
This is good. Real good.
My solution is this:
What about putting a sequence of UP, LEFT, RIGHT, and DOWN arrows over a grid pattern. Then the user would just push the arrow keys in the sequence shown. All of the angles would be impossible for a computer to decipher what combination would work – but a human could distinguish the arrows and press accordingly.
It would be like entering the Contra code as a captcha.
This would also work on keyboards worldwide, as non-western keyboards might have characters outside of the English alphabet – but all keyboards have arrow keys (as far as I’m aware).
This doesn’t solve the issue of accessibility for the blind however that all captcha’s suffer from. The best solution I’ve found is an audio file that reads off what’s visually shown. This presents another issue – what language would it be read in? What if you are blind and deaf? What if you have no keyboard? At what point do you stop?
A truly worldwide, accessible captcha – Is it possible?