LG to let us play with its transparent phone tomorrow

LG to let us play with its transparent phone tomorrow
It's transparent!

It's transparent!

LG to let us play with its transparent phone tomorrow
We've seen it at MWC2009 as a concept, locked inside a glass case. Now, the LG GD900 comes one step closer to the market - the Korean manufacturer has showed some pictures of the handset and announced that it will be presented in detail at CTIA Wireless, which we will be covering live. We are, of course, mostly interested in the transparent, sliding keypad with touch-sensitive keys. An interesting fact is the presence of some sort of haptic feedback – a feature that is quickly becoming a standard for the touch-controlled mobile devices on the market.



Touch sensitivity, however, is not limited to the keypad - the phone has a 3" touch screen with WVGA (480x800) resolution and comes with LG's S-Class touch interface, first used in the LG ARENA. However, there is some vagueness on the details saying the handset will support multitouch and customisable gesture controls (for example, writing the letter M to access the media player) - it is not clear whether the gesture area would be the display or the keypad.

The best part is that the GD900 will be available in May, so it's not much longer until we have it in our pockets.

via: ZDNet Korea (translated)

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30 Comments

1. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

"The LG Goddamn900...coming to att this summer"

2. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

This has already been done on the Moto Krave. Its a gimmick more than anything.

3. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

No it hasn't. The Krave just had a transparent cover and a speaker, not see thru buttons. It may be a gimmick but it works for it, and it looks like a pretty nice phone.

5. Mr Coolguy Face

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 20, 2009

The Krave did have a transparent cover which also doubled as a keypad. While the cover was shut, you could still tap on it to select icons and such on the screen behind the cover.... Same technology junior! Do your homework before you open your mouth! . . . . Good call Legion

6. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

You touched the SCREEN through the plastic cover you idiot. This keypad is 100% see-thru, meaning there is no screen behind the glass to touch. You're an idiot who has no idea what their talking about. Do YOUR homework before you start making yourself look like a doucheba.

7. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

actually the type of technology used is the same on the krave. the cover on the krave is way to thick for it to be plyable enough to touch the screen underneath. it seems like everyone is trying to correct people without even knowing facts...sorry heavybreathing

8. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

Again, there is no screen under the glass on this phone. Do me a favor and take a plastic bottle, cut a square out of it and put it over the krave's screen. Now type. Same exact thing. ...this is not comparible to the Krave.

9. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I've never actually used the Krave but I know the review of it here on phonearena said both the flip and the main screen had a capacitive touchscreen...

21. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

the krave does have two touch sensitive surfaces! one one the screen and one on the clear flip.

26. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

you are right...this phone is stupid. wait till you try and use it in the sunlight then the buttons will sure be invisible!!

29. mikeaud44

Posts: 30; Member since: Dec 05, 2008

Legion, Mr Coolguy, VZW EMP, HOVA, and Striker are all right. I work at Verizon, and I've played with the Krave and read all kinds of reviews on it. It has a capacitive screen, so touching it through thick plastic normally wouldn't work. The plastic flip on the krave is thick, and obviously curved and has visible space between it and and touch screen underneath. If you look closely at the clear flip, you'll see tiny circuitry embedded in it. This is how your touch is recognized on the clear flip, and how the earpiece on the flip gets its power. (Ever wondered how that earpiece floating on the clear flip actually works???) After all this, I do have to say that the Krave sucks because it's not accurate, very stubborn, and texting with the full QWERTY when the flip is open is rediculously awkward.

30. Mr Coolguy Face

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 20, 2009

There is no question in my mind as to what Im talking about nice try though heavybreathing ... He definitely brings to mind something that my mom once said... She told me that doing drugs while your pregnant is a bad thing, also told me that feeding your baby lead based paint chips is also a bad thing, two things which evidently heavybreathing 's Mom never learned.... cutting up coke bottles... WHAT? ? ? ha ha ha LOL Good lookin out Mikeaud44

4. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'd be scared to drop this thing considering the transparent piece is glass not plastic.

10. mistapersia

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

I hate working for Big Red maybe i'll switch over to ATT our store is DEEAAAD Right now... soooooo borrred!!!

11. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Do it im sitting here taking calls from pissed off customers it isnt fun.

12. mistapersia

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Maybe i'll go to TMO, their customer base is younger people who are happy as long as their phone texts. Verizon customers are evil, vicious snobs who will yell at you if their phone font isin't big enough. Thank god for those who own Blackberries usually with those customers I put the damn phone on the biggest font and say "DOES THIS WORK FOR U?!?!?!?!"

14. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Have u ever been interrogated, and asked do u want me to make u cry i had a guy do that to me because he didnt like the fact that he wasnt going to get his phone the next day. And people from New York are always snobs that think they deserve everything under the sun.

15. mistapersia

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

Yes, and other customers have joined in. I'v also seen two customers get in a all out fist fight in my store because they both signed in the queue at the same time and one was called before the other. And i'm in Utah which is far less violent then New York i'm sure.

17. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

People are crazy i work for a call center in missouri and i have had people go nuts over the phone. I would hate to deal with customers up front like that i feel sorry for u.

13. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

back on subject does anyone else think the interface looks way to cluttered theres a million things goin on, on that screen way to many icons and as far as the keypad goes that thing is gonna light up like a x-mas tree, the fuzz is deff gonna notice you on the phone in your car geez

16. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Yeah it does. Normally i hate lg and would never buy one, but this one is sweet and changing my mind i would definitely get it. Any idea of who the carrier will be that will have it.

18. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

Looks like a verizon phone. ATT doesn't get any phones that are worthwhile...they think that since they have the Iphone they don't need anything else. Which is why the only real worthwhile non-iphone touchscreen we have is the Eternity. Verizon has the best phones...period.

19. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

No way i have sprint and havent had one problem out of any of them i own.

20. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Let's hope you don't have to use this phone with white gloves in the snow... Razr with and actual razor FTW!!

25. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

Quit with the razor.

22. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Well I hope everyone knows how much motorola sucks so maybe this lg version of the transparent touch will be better..oh one more thing att and verizon to me have alot in common they both are garbage

23. attsucks

Posts: 139; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

True story.

24. insider80

Posts: 93; Member since: Jan 26, 2009

agreed

27. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i totally disagree. without verizon and gayt&t people who be saying can you hear my now in half the country. ps. most movie stars have verizon

28. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Ohhhhh your are hilarious lmao....are you kidding me how old are?? You sound like a Hannah Montana fan right now lol.

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