Patent Number: 7,711,396

Title: Mobile communication terminal and operating method thereof

Abstract: A mobile communication terminal and operating method thereof. The terminal includes a housing configured such that one portion of the housing can rotate against the other portion of the housing. A joint mutually joins an upper housing with a lower housing of the mobile communication terminal and enables one of the upper and lower housings to be obliquely twisted to rotate against the other. After providing an input signal to the mobile communication terminal having thus joined, twisting to rotate either the upper or lower housing against either the lower or upper housing in one direction obliquely orients a microphone near a user's mouth. Twisting the upper and/or lower housing also sends the input signal to a base station automatically.

Inventors: Kim; Ji Tae (Seoul, KR)

Assignee: LG Electronics Inc

International Classification: H04M 1/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/04/12018