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Samsung SCH-V960 - first phone with optical joystick

Posted on Tuesday, December 19 2006 @ 16:59:25 CET by

Samsung's new SCH-V960 phone is the first to be equipped with an optical joystick. Users utilize the optical joystick key by placing their finger and moving a cursor to navigate through the menu, similar to a cursor of a mouse on a PC . Optical sensors will read and react to users' finger movement, thus breaking down the traditional four-way menu navigation and providing 360 degrees of freedom. The familiarity and free movement of the V960's Optica l Joystick will result in quick and hassle-free menu navigation.

Users can point the cursor and click directly on icons on MyScreen, similar interface to that on a PC environment, and gain direct access to frequently used menus such as photo album, messaging, and music menu. Users can also use the Optical Joystick to easily scroll through the play list while listening to their music.

Through an illumination sensor, the Samsung V960 also includes a 'Smart Lighting' feature that automatically controls the brightness of the LCD screen and keypad. By using the 'Smart Lighting' feature, users are protected from eye strain and will minimize power consumption for increased efficiency. In addition, the V960 also supports a 2 megapixel camera, GPS and Bluetooth function.

The Samsung SCH-V960 has a 2 megapixel digital camera and has a 2.12-inch 262k color display. It plays MP3s and has Bluetooth and USB connectivity. It weighs 102g and measures 97 x 47.5 x 18.6 mm.



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