A way to read text messages just by touch has been developed by researchers in Germany.

They created a mobile with tiny arrays embedded with moving pins that rise and fall under a person’s fingertips.

This allows a person to perceive a text message as a ‘tactile melody’, said the scientists from Bonn University.

They have shown off a working prototype of the phone at this week’s Hanover industrial trade fair.

The researchers came up with a way to direct the movement of the pins to create specific patterns under the fingers.

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