Samsung SCH-V960 – the world's first 'optical joystick' mobile phone

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All new phones need a unique selling point – and the Samsung SCH-V960 is no different, featuring an ‘optical joystick’, which it claims will revolutionise how we interact with our handsets.

Put another way, it means you should be able to navigate faster around the phone’s functions. To use the optical joystick, you place your finger on the phone, then as you move it, the cursor, using optical sensors, scrolls around in similar fashion to a PC mouse. The big benefit here is 360-degree movement – not just the traditional four directions.

Other features include a 2 megapixel camera, music player, GPS function, Bluetooth, document viewer and microSD slot. The V960 will be launched in Korean at the end of December, no date for Europe as yet.

Samsung website

Via Phone Mag

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Dave Walker