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The iPhone Has One Touch Screen -- the DMedia Phone Has Two.

2 Touch Screens, GPS, and WiMax Inspire Cell Phone Lust

Add dMedia to the list of companies that have caught WiMax fever. The company's next-gen WiMax-based cell phone, the F200, is sure to inspire gadget lust in even the most hardened of cynics.

Now that WiMax -- the next-gen, wide-area wireless network -- is beginning to catch fire across the globe, companies like dMedia are rushing to get innovative products to the market that will take advantage of the new mobile broadband technology.

The F200 is candy bar styled phone with dual touch screens that have standard cell phone call and end buttons and a directional pad. The screens can operate independently or in conjunction with each other, meaning you can use the built in GPS on the top screen to get turn-by-turn directions, while browsing the Internet or placing a call on the bottom screen over WiMax or a standard GSM or EDGE cell phone network such as AT&T or T Mobile.

In addition to GPS, the F200 features an electronic compass and a G sensor for aiding in navigation even when GPS satellites are unavailable, such as when driving through a tunnel.

Of course, the phone also has the standard features you'd expect on a high end phone -- Bluetooth, two-megapixel camera, etc. Pricing or launch date are not available, but dMedia claims to have a working prototype, though it was only showing a mock up at CES.


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