Giga-Byte GSmart Windows Mobile Phones Have a Fancy Smart Touch UI

It took a year for Giga-Byte to follow in HTC's footsteps, but the upcoming GSmart Windows Mobile smartphones will have a brand new UI on top of the standard WinMo affair. The interface is called "Smart Touch," and will be more finger-friendly—more oriented toward gestures and finger-navigation—lending itself to… »5/05/08 1:20pm5/05/08 1:20pm

Microsoft Shift Makes Cellphone Finger Input Easier (But Not Booger Free)

The shift project from Microsoft research has a goal that may not seem lofty at first, but could possibly help shape cellphone touchscreen technology in a big way. Traditionally, with Windows Mobile phones and other touchscreen phones, you have to use a stylus because your finger is too fat and unwieldy. Even Apple's… »5/17/07 7:00pm5/17/07 7:00pm

Finger Beats Next Generation: Let Your Fingers Do The Annoying

They're back - and unlike the last time they've got a headphone jack. That is considerate. This one is Alien Choir, which brings to mind the words "heinous" and "cacophony", but my money's on the Finger Beats Bongos. Budding Oakenfolds can annoy their chums with the Finger Beats Mixer. They're $38.95 and available… »3/07/07 4:38am3/07/07 4:38am