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Archive for January 5th, 2008

Samsung i780 coming to Singapore…

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Months ago, I wrote a possible phone design from Samsung that could have been a major design win… see here for details. I forgotten to follow up after that article. Basically, I would rather have Samsung take out the D-Pad and the few keys above the keypad all together and give it more screen space instead. That would have been fantastic from usability standpoint in that since the key for Calls or Reject or direction pad are softkey based, it could be turned on or off depending on the application, given it more space to display the information on the already smaller screen.

What do you think? Do you think such devices are on the horizon? I have yet to see a Windows Mobile Devices that only has a screen and mini keyboard only. Most would have some hard keys to allow for Calls or D-Pad or Reject keys which honestly do take up the space… Could it not be solved by a software layer over the WM5-6 interface? Could Microsoft consider assisting hardware manufacturers with such changes to the OS layer if needed?

Anyway, I look forward for the Samsung i780 to arrive in Singapore. It will be noteworthy to see how Samsung is continuously pushing their design capability. Here’s the details.

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Written by gooddealz

January 5, 2008 at 8:14 am

Posted in Tech Ideas