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Samsung launches the world's first "Optical Joystick" phone
Date: 19 December 2006
Samsung launches the world's first "Optical Joystick" phone
Samsung Electronics launches the world's first mobile phone featuring an optical joystick for a whole new mobile experience.

Samsung's latest "Optical Joystick" Phone (Model: SCH-V960) is suited with the latest technology that may revolutionize the way users interact with the menu and user interface of mobile handsets. 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.

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.

Samsung SCH-V960 - Phone Specification
Standard: CDMA 2000 1X EVDO
Size: 97 x 47.5 x 18.6 mm
Weight: 102g
Camera: 2 Megapixel Camera
Display: TFT, 262K Color, 240x320 pixels, 2.12 inch
Memory: microSD external memory
Features:
- Optical Joystick
- MP3 / VOD / MOD
- Document Viewer
- Bluetooth / USB
- Illumination sensor

The V960 will be launched in the Korean market at the end of December.
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