Samsung Introduces New Menu Navigation Technology
Dec 19, 2006, 1:38 PM by (staff)
Samsung today announced a new phone for Korea that features an "optical joystick." This devices replaces the traditional D-pad or joystick with a sensor that watches the fingers movement, similar to the way an optical mouse watches the mouse's movement across a surface. Samsung claims the optical joystick frees users from the traditional 4-way navigation of the phone and makes the experience more like using a mouse on a computer. The V960 is also Samsung's first phone to include a light sensor to automatically adjust the screen brightness. It is an EV-DO capable handset with a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, MicroSD slot and GPS.
HTC Bolt, with 3-Channel CA, Is a Sprint Exclusive
HTC and Sprint today announced the Bolt, the first smartphone to ship with support for three-channel carrier aggregation (3xCA) for Sprint's LTE Plus network. The HTC Bolt can aggregate three 20MHz LTE channels to improve wireless performance.
Samsung Brings Mickey and Minnie Mouse to the Galaxy S9 and S9+ as AR Emoji on Launch Day
Samsung today said those who buy the Galaxy S9 or S9+ smartphones will have access to classic Disney characters Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse via the phones' cameras. The pair of mice are brought to life in the S9/S9+ device thanks to Samsung's AR Emoji, which uses the front-facing camera to help people animate characters and more.
ZTE Hawkeye Detailed In Full, to Feature Dual Cameras
ZTE today shared more information about its Project CSX handset, called Hawkeye. ZTE created a public campaign for Project CSX in 2016, which saw hundreds of entries.
Samsung's Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go for Broke
Samsung today announced the Galaxy S8 and S8+, its flagship smartphones for 2017. The phones marry aluminum frames to curved glass panels as they adopt what Samsung calls its Infinity Display.
Synaptics Says A 'Top Five' Phone Company to Use Its Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Synaptics today said of the five largest phone manufacturers in the world has agreed to use its Clear ID FS9500 optical, in-display fingerprint sensor. The FS9500 can scan fingerprints through the full thickness of smartphone cover glass, which means device makers can create sleek, button-free designs and still include a fingerprint reader on the front.
Whos gonna get it...
Sprint Fanboy: "Were gonna get it first.
We launched EVDO first and have a more powerful data network."
Verizon Fanboy: "Nuh uh. Weve got more voice coverage and way better customer service."
Sprint Fanboy: "oh yeah, well [insert unbackable claim here]."
Verizon Fanboy: "right back at ya! [insert childish insult here]."
that should 'bout sum it up...
Watch for it.
Nice to see some innovation