This is what you’ve all been waiting folks. Here’s a demo of the LG Crystal GD900‘s crystal keypad, it is absolutely, the world’s first. What’s even more amazing as you will see in the video demoed by our friend Helen from the LGBlog is that this transparent keypad has multiple hidden functions. It will not just work as a keypad but also a touchpad for UI navigation, handwriting, zooming in/out and even as a shortcut launch pad! If you’re planning on getting the LG Crystal, you must see the video below first.
Many like to call these e-readers, or e-book readers or even e-paper display devices, like the Kindle, BeBook is a device with a display that looks exactly like as if you were reading from paper. Of course, compared to paper, this is much more friendlier to the environment in that you’re not wasting any paper.
The BeBook which retailed at £249.99 both online and at the show, can read almost any popular file formats that you can think of, pdf, mobi, prc, epub, lit, txt, fb2, doc, html, rtf, djvu, wol, ppt, mbp, chm, bmp, jpg, png, gif, tif, rar, zip, mp3 (for audio books)
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While in the middle of reviewing our recently received Arena, we came across this video of the GD900 which was demoed at the CTIA last week. Some of you may already be aware that the keypad isn’t actually “crystal”, but what we just learnt as well was that the transparent keypad also acts as a touchpad for typing, recognising gesture input and controlling the new S Class user interface. So not only is the LG GD900 going to be the world’s first transparent keypad mobile but dare I say also one with a touch sensitive keypad that doubles up as a secondary input component?
Another bit of something from the CTIA, this time this video is from MyPre, one of the sister sites of SlashGear. The Sprint Navigation app featured on the Palm Pre below is similar to the carrier’s TeleNav-powered navigation often seen on devices like the Samsung Instinct.
Check out the video after the jump…