text messaging boom brings changes in cell phone design
You\'re on the way to rotate the dial.
The touch screen and the QWERTY keyboard will take over from here, thanks.
Last week, at the largest mobile phone trade show in North America in Las Vegas, the United States had few new mobile phones. S.
There is a market for digital keyboards instead of letter keyboards.
The touch screen was also eliminated.
These changes are a recognition of the popularity of SMS and wireless Internet.
CTIA Wireless, an industry organization hosting the show, saidS.
Last year, users sent 1 trillion text messages, three times as many as 2007.
At the same time, the same person used 2.
Voice calls were 2 trillion minutes, up less than 5% year on year.
The shift in the way people use mobile devices subverts mobile phone design.
According to the NPD Group, 31% of mobile phones are sold in the United States. S.
The stores in the fourth quarter of 2008 are full.
The Alphabet keyboard, 5% two years ago. AT&T Inc. , the second-
Following Verizon wireless, the biggest wireless carrier has launched six phones, all of which have either a touch screen or a typewriter --
Style keyboard, or both.
At the booth of Samsung Electronics.
The largest mobile phone seller in the United States. S.
No new keyboard phone. Motorola Inc.
China\'s largest handset maker is showing a low-cost handset.
Terminal mobile phone with keyboard.
Sold through AT&T two weeks ago.
But Motorola\'s big news is a phone called Evoke with a touch screen.
It was designed for the United States. S.
The market, although it does not yet have an operator distribution agreement.
LG Electronics Co. , Ltd.
Showing a new phone, the GD900, it seems to highlight both the digital keyboard and make it disappear.
Slide out a cushion from the body of the gd900, but it is made of transparent plastic, so you can see it directly.
Because the screen is touched, you don\'t need to use the keyboard at allsensitive.
Other new LG phones are also dominated by touch screens. Old-
The old-fashioned digital keyboard will still have a prominent position ---
But mainly overseas.
Ross Rubin, an analyst at the NPD, said that in the turning point of market dynamics, the demand for QWERTY phones is mainly North American.
While touch screens are becoming more popular around the world, people in other countries have started texting earlier, \"getting used to texting with a keyboard,\" Rubin said \".
Meanwhile, the United StatesS.
The market has been high.
High-end smartphones like Treo and BlackBerry have created small versions of typewriters --Style keyboard.
Other noteworthy wireless devices at the exhibition (
The price is 2-year contracts)
Samsung Impression is the first mobile phone in the United StatesS.
Market for screens using organic light-
LEDs are not liquid crystals.
Since oled emits its own light instead of filtering the fluorescent backlight like an LCD, they can save battery life and provide better image quality.
There are 3 impressions. 2-
Able to display very saturated color and inch touch screen in black as well as slide-
AT&T will sell the phone for $200.
Previously, OLED appeared on camera monitors, and Sony sold a small, expensive oled TV.
AT&T will sell the Nokia E71x, the thinnest smartphone in the country and less than half an inch thick.
The layout is similar to a BlackBerry or blackjack, including a keyboard.
Despite being so thin, there are 3 E71x.
2-pixel camera with autofocus function.
It costs $100 for the phone.
The release date that AT&T did not determine.
Samsung\'s Instinct s30, a follower
Until the first instinct, it introduced the first instinct as touch last year --
The IPhone\'s screen rivals.
The S30 has a thinner and rounded body and includes a more fully functional Web browser.
It will be sold for $130 in April 19.