How did Wonder Woman fly that invisible jet... did she just
feel around for the controls? We'll soon find out for ourselves, thanks to the
LG GD900 phone and its
see-through glass keypad.
LG announced today that it'll be letting dirty journos get their fingerprints all over it at the upcoming CTIA
event in Las Vegas. The GD900 was around at last month's MWC show, but it was
locked in a glass case, like a Damien Hirst sculpture.
LG says the GD900 is a slider with a 3-inch (7.6cm) touchscreen, and a
transparent keypad that is illuminated when opened.
interface will act like a multi-touch controller, rather than just a
touch-sensitive keypad, supporting gestures and multi-touch in a similar way to the iPhone. The keypad will also support finger-writing recognition and vibrating haptic feedback.
LG has promised us the crystal-clear handset will be hitting
the shelves sometime in the second quarter of 2009.
Click through to see various shiny items as they show through the GD900's bottom area.