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Samsung launches touch-screen phone in South Korea

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Mar 2008 17:17 User comments (3)

Samsung launches touch-screen phone in South Korea Samsung has launched a touch-screen mobile phone, thinner than Apple Inc.'s iPhone which delivers to the human touch senses through haptic feedback. The Anycall Haptic launched in South Korea on Tuesday, which has a large touch screen, has 22 different kinds of vibration built into the phone. For example, when a user changes the volume of the radio, the phone simulates the sound and feel of the clicks of an old-style volume knob on a real radio.
The phone features a 3.2-inch widescreen display, 2-megapixel camera, a full Internet browser, reception of terrestrial television programming and Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity. The phone will cost between 700,000 won and 800,000 won (US$700 to $800) in the country but so far there has been no announcements for availability in other territories.

It's not the only new mobile phone to target the human sense of touch either. LG also launched the LG-SH24, which, while not so high-tech as Samsung's model, has a layer of silicon over the front of the phone to simulate human skin. It costs 40,000 won

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3 user comments

125.3.2008 19:07
vinny13
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Wow that sounds pretty cool... I hope it gets cheaper :)

225.3.2008 21:52

Seems cool...but far too expensive for a Samsung device..................

324.4.2009 22:45
AileenO
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