Pantech Reveals Dual-LCD Slider Overseas
May 9, 2007, 10:28 AM by (staff)
The IM-R200 handset, which Pantech announced in Korea today, looks like an average slider phone. Opening it up, however, shows an OLED touch-sensitive screen where the keypad should be. The capacitive touch virtual keypad provides micro vibration feedback to let users know that they've activated a key or button. The touch-sensitive OLED isn't limited to just keypad functionality. It has separate and virtual interfaces for each function, such as for the music player or camera. This means applications will have their own set of interactive menus, rather than just functions that correspond to regular, numeric keypads. The IM-R200 also comes with a 2 megapixel plus VGA dual camera system, and face recognition software. It will be available from SK Telecom and KTF later this month.
Micro-LED Backlights Could Bring OLED Performance to LCD Screens
AT CES this week, Rohinni demonstrated its micro-LED technology, and provided a glimpse at new backlight technology it's working on for the LCD display panels used in phones. While most LED chips are around 1mm, Rohinni's micro-LEDs are many times smaller and can be placed precisely on thin, flexible plastic sheets.
Latest Instagram for Android Borrows the iPhone's 3D Touch Feature
A new version of Instagram for Android phones adds a "peek" function that behaves like 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s. When perusing a large grid of phones, a long-press of a single image will pop that image open into a separate window on top of the others.
AT&T Lands Another Pantech QMD in the Vybe
Pantech today announced the Vybe, a quick messaging device that features both a touch screen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Vybe, which is an update to the Ease, includes a 3.2-inch 400 x 240-pixel display with three customizable home screens.
Microsoft Announces the Nokia 215
Microsoft today revealed the Nokia 215, a $29 feature phone meant to help more people get online for the first time. The bar-style phone has a 2.4-inch screen and a numeric keypad.
Darn You Pantech!
and get hooked up with the new sky phone.(import)
um, who is Pantech again?