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Samsung Introduces New Menu Navigation Technology

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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.



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Dec 19, 2006, 2:05 PM

Whos gonna get it...

here, let me save you people some time...

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...

Actually this phone is for Korea.
lmfao 🤣 🤣 🤣
Verizon, January-February.

Watch for it.
All the baove aside, for me, the question is about how operators could increase adoption of cell phone usage for advanced data services with better UI. Navigations today feels like the Internet of the 1990's

Dec 19, 2006, 6:14 PM

Oh, geeze...

I'm sure this'll work like gangbusters.


Dec 19, 2006, 2:42 PM

Nice to see some innovation

Samsung has been behind the times with innovation lately - nice to see this happening. Pics?
oh wait. thats a radar detector...
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