[AI] Keypads may be passe soon, touch is the future

renuka warriar erenuka at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 20:48:46 EDT 2008


How accessible it will be to the blind?

Renuka.
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Subject: [AI] Keypads may be passe soon, touch is the future


> Keypads may be passe soon, touch is the future
>
>    New Delhi (PTI): Mere touch is enough for them to respond and in some 
> cases even a tilt will do!
>
> Out to grab the growing market, especially the youth segment, mobile 
> handset manufacturers are flooding market space with snazzy devices.
>
> With manufacturers of handsets planning to introduce devices that are 
> 'touch', 'motion', 'shake' and even 'rotation' sensitive, keypads and 
> buttons might
> soon be a thing of the past, say industry experts.
>
> If the recently concluded 'Mobileasia' 2008, where manufacturers displayed 
> their latest and yet to be launched products was any indication, the next 
> couple
> of years will see touchscreen devices taking centrestage, they say.
>
> The idea behind introducing touch screens on a larger scale is to provide 
> consumers an interactive and intuitive interface that attracts youth who 
> form
> the major chunk of mobile users, say the industry people.
>
> "A majority of people buying and using mobile phones in the next 15 to 20 
> years will young people who not only look for style, colour and design but 
> also
> for latest and user friendly technology", says Anil Arora, Business Group 
> Head, GSM of LG India.
>
> "We are offering touch-screen devices for the segment of buyers looking 
> for interactive handsets that do away with push-button types", he adds.
>
> Significantly, in LG's lineup of premium range of products for the coming 
> year the concept of touchscreens is a priority, Arora says.
> Sci. & Tech.
>
> Rahul Gambhir
>
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