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LG develops KE850 touchscreen phone

updated 09:10 am EST, Fri December 15, 2006

LG KE850 Touchscreen Phone

Electronics maker LG is working on a potentially breakthrough phone design, according to the Hungarian site MobilPort. The KE850 (pictured) borrows the minimal front buttons of the company's Shine slider but uses a larger, 240x400 touchscreen to do away with the number pad entirely. Dialing, messaging, and other functions are handled directly from the screen itself, as with some larger PDAs. While few other details are available, the phone's interface provides a Mac-like control scheme and is designed to let the user switch quickly between core functions such as phone, media, and document functions. An official announcement is likely in the near future and will reveal whether or not the KE850 will be available outside of Korea.

Extra photos of the interface are available after the jump.




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  1. KailDathmar

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    Nokia

    Wasn't Nokia working on something similar to this with the aeon? I personally think it looked better too.

  1. JeffHarris

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    Palm Should Do This!

    Palm already has TWO good, solid devices, the Treo and Palm TX, which if COMBINED, would make ONE FANTASTIC device!

    Palm needs to take the guts of a Treo and mount a Palm TX screen to it. NO pygmy keyboard or tiny screen. Like this LG device, make it a virtual keyboard. Palm has had affordable touch screens for 10 years already!

    Just DO IT, Palm!

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