We covered this way back in the Johnson administration, but this MyOrigo MyDevice is a tilt-sensing touch-screen phone that looks nothing like the iPhone. It was released in late 2003 to little fanfare, even though there's only one exterior button and an auto-switching portrait/landscape function. Sound familiar?

After the Macworld announcement, F-Origin made up a quick and dirty hack of what their MyDevice is capable of. Long story short, they made up a mock iPhone/iPod interface that played video in landscape mode and had a "traditional" iPod interface. Ever since then, cellphone manufacturers have been beating down their door trying to get their OS and design into other phones.

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What does this mean for you? Look for touchscreen and multi-sensored phones from companies other than Apple in the coming years.

Check out the video to get a better (blurry) look.

Will iPhone Alternatives Hit the Market Soon? [Yahoo Tech]

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