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SMARTPHONE: Eleksen shows new wrap-around keyboard and joystick
Posted by Carlo Guerrero - on Wednesday, 26.03.03 - 11:19:53 CET under 02 - Windows Mobile News - Viewed 7020x
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Eleksen announced that a new fabric keyboard using the Elektex fabric sensor and a mini-joystick would be available for the HTC made Smartphones. The keyboard, designed for use with Orange’s SPV will be available in France, Denmark, Switzerland and the UK.

A notable feature found in Eleksen’s fabric keyboards is the ability to use it as a virtual joystick. By placing a fist on the “H” key, users can emulate the use of a joystick to play action games. Since it is a fbric keyboard, it is essential that the keyboard is used on a stable flat surface.

Eleksen also showed a mini-joystick for the smartphone. It is essentially a thumb joystick, with the fire button which can be accessed by one of the fingers. This joystick is set to add a new dimension to games on color smartphones and PDAs.

As of this posting, no prices were disclosed yet.

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