Samsung phone grows a joystick
Behaves more like laptop navigation touchpad
The "Optical Joystick" V960 model is being touted as the first mobile phone with said feature, according to Fareastgizmos. It actually behaves more like a laptop touchpad than a console joystick and is designed for menu navigation, not fragging. The phone, which includes a 2-megapixel camera, also features a new "Smart Lighting" sensor that automatically adjusts screen and keypad brightness.
We're not sure if this the joystick is more effective than the touch-screen concept being developed by LG, but it's not our place to question nature at work.