We all know how great the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC Touch Pro Windows Mobile smartphones have proven to be. With plenty of processing power and system memory under the hood and that 2.8-inch VGA display making sure everything from websites to videos look amazing, the HTC Touch Pro and HTC Touch Diamond are surefire hits for 2008 (not to mention 2009). But, the latest TouchFLO 3D-toting handsets from HTC aren’t just capable mobile phones, media players, mobile internet devices, and GPS navigation devices, they can also serve as a wireless remote/mouse for your computer.
GRemote, created by xda-developers (did you expect any less from xda-developers?) user marbalon, essentially turns your HTC Touch Diamond or HTC Touch Pro into a wireless mouse for use with your Windows machine. The application emulates the look and functionality of a Logitech MX Air Mouse (pictured to the right) – which isn’t so much a mouse,
per se, as it is a wireless remote that you wave in the air to affect mouse-movement on your computer. GRemote allows you to use the accelerometers in your HTC Touch Diamond or HTC Touch Pro to track your hand’s movement – translating that movement into the mouse pointer. There’s even a touch-based scroll wheel, should you feel the need to do some finger-flicking scrolling.
Keep an eye on Gremote, marbalon is looking to add the following features in the near future:
– Touchpad for devices which don’t have GSensor
– GMedia – applet to control apps like Winamp, PowerDVD etc…
– Game Controler – but this can be more difficult because of windows driver required
– GRemoteServer for Windows and Linux
The GRemote application can be found in this xda-developers thread. Give it a once-through and get to setting up your HTC Touch Diamond/Pro for wireless mouse-duty.
Download GRemote here.