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With the NTT DoCoMo FOMA D800iDS, Mitsubishi has succeeded in converting the folded mobile phone keypad into a touch panel. The 2.2-inch QVGA liquid crystal screen is divided above and below the fold in the phone frame, and the lower half features a touch panel with touch feedback function. This panel allows users to operate the phone using three, six, or ten keys, as well as to select 2-touch, 5-touch or handwritten text input. When the phone is folded closed, the time and newly received data are displayed in large format on a 144 LED screen. Lined on the back in rubber, the phone can be placed on any hard surface without risk of sliding. The phone also features a scan mode operated with external switches to enable those who do not have full use of their hands to operate the functions easily. In addition to games and paint applications operated via the touch panel, the FOMA D800iDS also features telephone, email, camera, TV-phone, Internet surfing, and JAVA application functions.
Yoshio Toko/ Mobile Terminal Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Jiro Nakasu, Group Manager/ Interface Design Dept.,Industrial Design Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Hirohiko Higuchi, Emiko Kido, Senior Usability Engineer/ Interface Design Dept. Hidebumi Arai, Senior Designer/ Infomation Systems Design Dept.,Industrial Design Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
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