Just when we thought that the slider form factor had reached its zenith, BenQ-Siemens
has apparently knocked that all to bits with this, the SL98. Rather than always having the screen exposed to the elements -- and über abrasive pocket lint -- this novel approach has a small display to get a quick peek at incoming call info, with the main screen squirreled away inside. With the touch of a button -- or flick of the wrist, we really don't know -- the main screen is unleashed for your viewing pleasure. As proof that these guys are on to something, both Asus
have submit patent applications with similar ideas. Pretty slick stuff, we're looking forward to getting more details as soon as we can.