Pantech Sky IM-R200 With Touchscreen Keypad Gets Official

Few weeks ago Akihabara News have reported about the upcoming dual screen Pantech Sky IM-R200 phone.

Today Pantech has made an official announcement about it:

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Promoted as a Dual LCD Sliding Phone, the most interesting feature about Pantech IM-R200 is its OLED touchscreen keypad, which replaces normal numerical keypad in this slider.

When you open the phone, a touchscreen slides out and a keypad shows up on it. The keypad can be configured for multiple interfaces, e.g. showing numbers or phonebook contacts to dial a phone, a song list in MP3 player mode or camera functions in camera mode.

Another nice feature in the touch sensitive keypad on Pantech IM-R200 is the implemented haptic controls (most likely via Immersion’s VibeTonz technology). It makes the touchscreen vibrate when a key is pressed, solving the major problem of touchscreen interfaces – the lack of feedback during the operation.

Other features of Pantech Sky IM-R200 Dual LCD Slider include 2 megapixel and VGA camera with face recognition, 2.0″ QVGA 262K Color main display and 1.6″ 262L color OLED LCD.

Looks like touchscreen interfaces are becoming all the rage these days. Let’s see how Pnatech IM-R200 will fare against LG KE850 Prada, Samsung Ultra Smart F700 or an Apple iPhone.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

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  • Stephanie Millwee

    I was just wondering if the Sky IM-R200 is available in the U.S. and if so, how can one be purchased?
    Thanks,
    Stephane

  • zach johnson

    same question as stephanie, this phone looks sick and id love to buy it, however i live in the united states, and we dont really get phones till later, so if someone could somehow answer this that would be excellent

  • Eric Park

    Try visiting any Korean cell phone shop. They would get the latest phones earlier, or they would know how to obtain one.

  • Tom Ta

    i have a pantech im-r200 up for sale…anyone interested? let me know…costs over 650$ in korea…i’m selling it for only 460 plus shipping. if u are interested, email me at ttennis2002@sbcglobal.net

  • http://lalaland.com hahahoo

    460 might as well buy an i phone at least if it breaks you know where you can get it fixed