Touchpad input on Samsung phones

If one had to select a vendor that is the most active in experimenting with various input devices for the mobile phone, Samsung would be clearly ahead of the pack.

It already has devices with a least 7 different navigation/inputs on the market:

And now we’ve got another interesting input device – touchpad for mobile phone:

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Disclosed in a patent application called “Touchpad-based input system and method for portable device” it is able to recognize touch gliding movements in horizontal, vertical and scewed directions, sense the pressure, clicks and manipulate on screen images accordingly.

Touchpad can be used to manipulate both cursor and various on-screen objects (e.g pictures, icons, maps) as well.

Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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