Touch pad handheld device

  • US 7,046,230 B2
  • Filed: 07/01/2002
  • Issued: 05/16/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A media player for storing and playing media such as audio, video or images, the media player comprising:

  • a housing that encloses internally various electrical components that provide computing operations for the media player;

    a touch pad supported by the housing and providing a first user input element for the media player, the touch pad being based on polar coordinates and including angular input areas for processing input from a swirling finger motion;

    a button disposed at a central portion of the touch pad, the button being distinct from the touch pad and providing a second user input element for the media player, the button processing input from a finger pressing thereon; and

    an audio delivery device configured to output music.

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