A "Panlingual Camera Phone" would let you take pictures that include written texts, and it would give you translations of the texts into the language of your choice. If you'd like to try a prototype and give your opinion of it, go to:
This is a rough draft of what the user interface might be like (with only a few features working). The team designing the interface wants to know how easy or difficult it is to understand, so they're looking for a few people to test it tonight or tomorrow (Thursday). The testing takes about 5-10 minutes.