A Fun New LG Phone with a New Kind of Interface
- 08, 15 2008
Johannesburg, South Africa, August 2008 - LG Electronics, a worldwide technology and design leader in mobile communications, today announced the launch of its LG KF600, a new mobile phone that is as feature rich and easy to use as it is stylish, thanks to its unique InteractPad™.
The InteractPad™ replaces physical navigation keys with context-specific virtual keys that change to fit the task at hand. This new interface comes in response to the need for a simple way to navigate through the multitudinous features on today’s mobile phones.
The LG KF600’s InteractPad™ shows the exact keys a user needs to complete the task at hand eliminating distractions. This is far more flexible than conventional keypads and eliminates the need to memorize exactly which key performs what function. These virtual keys are also larger and better spaced than physical keys, improving accuracy.
The InteractPad™ is an ideal interface for controlling multimedia features like the LG KF600’s digital audio player, camera and video camera. Because its controls are not tied to physical buttons, each of these functions has a custom interface that makes it incredibly intuitive to use.
To make it easier to use, the InteractPad™ is equipped with multi-sensorial feedback that provides users with audio, visual and tactile cues. When a virtual button is pressed it becomes larger and the phone vibrates just slightly and makes a clicking sound.
InteractPad™: Unique intuitive touch-based virtual navigation keypad that interacts with upper display
The LG KF600 includes eight dynamic graphic interface themes that are stylish and fun, including some themes based on the work of Keith Haring. Each gives the phone a different character that affects all aspects of LG KF600’s interface including the InteractPad™. When users choose a theme, all the layouts of each application will be reflected in menu, icons as well as wallpaper under the integrated theme.
“This is an exciting product for us at LG Mobile. LG KF600 takes usability to a new level that could not be achieved without the fresh and innovative InteractPad™. Using the InteractPad™ is so intuitive and natural to use that it seems almost as if it is reading your mind. It is truly in a class of its own,” said Dr. Skott Ahn, CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. “I see this phone as part of an emerging trend in mobile phones with advance interfaces that make them easier to use, but also fun and interesting.”
The LG KF600’s powerful multimedia features include a 3 mega-pixel camera, MP3 player, video recording, FM radio, Bluetooth and more. This phone goes beyond just being functional. The LG KF600 won a 2008 iF product design award thanks to its trendy slider form factor, glossy finish and interface themes inspired by Keith Haring, all tied together by the InteractPad™.