Article: Touchscreen technologies in phones
We are fans of the resistive touchscreen system, mainly because it is the most popular one and can be used with any objects (except sharp ones), irrespective of whether they are electrically charged, cold or warm.
However, we should not underestimate the power of the capacitive technology as the first one (referring to Apple’s MultiTouch), due to which a mobile phone can be controlled by more than one touch simultaneously.
We believe that the infrared technological method has the brightest future, but for the time being its high production costs place it at the end of the line. Let us however, explain why we believe this model has the greatest potential. It is the most durable, it has the longest life and lets through all the light emitted by the screen. In addition, the inability to respond to multiple touches is in the past. There already are devices, registering more than one touch (52, to be precise), using this technology, but the method is called Optical imaging and an example of its use is Microsoft Surface. This device represents a big table, which reacts to the touch and has been produced for commercial purposes to be used in hotels, shops, etc.
1. xmguy (unregistered)
Very good story.
Just wait until the iPhone fanboys come in
Primitive technology. Wait til the Blackberry Thunder comes out. Apple fanboys will be STUNNED!
primitive? thunder uses capacitive technology..same as iphone...thunder is just setup differently
4. Dexter (unregistered)
Bravo Phone Arena. Great piece and you managed not to work in a spy story or other unwanted coloring. Very educational, please write more articles like this.
12. Anomalies (Posts: 61; Member since: 08 Jun 2008)
I agree, this was an amazing article and I learned a lot. I however do like leaked information on phones =/
Ha, makes me want to buy a neonode 8P
very nice story...keep em coming
8. Shelley (unregistered)
Great article---so, who makes the technology? It would be great to purchase the stock/s.
9. mmeee (unregistered)
Yes, very good article. Informative and interesting, keep em comming!
i second #12 phonearena who are the major producors of the infared tochsceens? and the only thing ur site is missing is more articals like this one. keep em coming, please.
11. PC (unregistered)
Wow, could you image a phone that supports all 5 fingers. I want microsoft to get into the cell phone industry themselves. That would make Steve Jobs crap his pants.
when would u use five fingers simultaneously on a phone? just out of curiosity
I'm sure i read this at the resistive touchscreen: "Unfortunately, this method cannot report more than one touch at a time" Am I right? If yes, than the writer is too uninformed. Resistive touchscreen can report more than one touch at a time. I you don't beleive, visithttp://www.simasystems.com/ind
15. zForce FanBoy (unregistered)
The Neonode zForce Technology which is opitacal/infrared touch screen based can do Multitouch, has no issues in working direct sunlight, which would be the brightest of ambient lights, and also when comparing to Capacitive and Resistive touch-screens on a same production volume, the zForce Technology is actually the CHEAPEST!!!
16. evman (unregistered)
the iphone so far has the most advanced touch screen
17. X3V3N (unregistered)
i agree, i like the apple Touch UI its sweet, just wish the phone part of it was better. ( i drop hella calls)
thats because of the network, not the phone.
20. hi (unregistered)
ikr dats lyk so coool