May 15, 2006 Korean mobile phone company Pantech is about to launch a "Touch Wheel Music Phone." The trendy new PG-3600V slider phone has a touch wheel sensor, that enables easy navigation by allowing users to sweep the wheel key with their fingers. Targeted at the younger, ‘digital generation’, the touch wheel offers an easy-to-use function for tracking songs, a zoom function for capturing images or tracking recorded movies, and moving menu bars. The phone also has a video editing application, the first time such functionality has been installed on a GSM handset. The phone also features a 1.3 mega pixel camera.

Users can access a range of music files through the music player and enjoy stereo music, using Bluetooth technology. In addition, the handset, which is also being introduced in Taiwan this week, has an internal 512 Mb memory capacity and an external card slot for more capacity. PG-3600V features:

    Intenna type slider Touch wheel sensor 1.3 mega pixel CMOS camera Dimension/weight: 102.3x46.6x17.9mm/94.1g(w/standard battery) Display: 1.9” QCIF, 260 K color TFT LCD MPEG-4 recording/editing function Music player (MP3/ AAC/AAC+/WMA) Speakerphone Stereo Bluetooth SMS/MMS/e-mail