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Glyde Refresh is said to fix your touchscreen problems

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Glyde Refresh is said to fix your touchscreen problems
Remember the Samsung Glyde that came out almost a year ago? Most people, including us, had issues with the capacitive touchscreen. Some people tried to resolve the issue themselves, and the device was even pulled from the Verizon shelves for a few weeks last November. Now it appears there is a Refresh version of the Glyde that uses a resistive pressure sensitive touchscreen, similar to the LG Dare and Versa, instead of the capacitive. Reports over on HowardForums from people who have the newer model say that the screen issues are gone and it works much better. So if you happen to have one of the original Glydes and are sick of the touchscreen problems, you might want to see about replacing it with the newer version. The UPC on the box is: 6-35753-47680-4. What we find interesting is that no Announcement came from Verizon or Samsung.

source: HowardForums


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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:42

1. T-Money3000 (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Dec 2007)


i think this will definitely help sales of the Glyde.

posted on 30 Mar 2009, 15:54

2. Legion (Posts: 397; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


The Glydes rep has already been ruined. Now that it is cheap it may find a place but the stigma of the first release will be difficult to overcome. I still cant bring myself to recommend it except for as a cheap texting phone.

posted on 30 Mar 2009, 18:22

3. Jyakotu (Posts: 813; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Honestly, why get a Glyde when someone could get a Storm, Omina, Voyager, Dare, or Versa? Sorry Glyde, you had your chance...but you failed.

posted on 30 Mar 2009, 18:53

4. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


Only one problem with the above article. the Glyde, dare, Omina, Versa, even that fruit based phone use the capacitive screen, not resistive. The original Gylde used the resistive screen. GREAT proofreading. Are we supposed to trust these guys on technology when they can't even get that right? (BTW, the new screen works great, far better than version 1)

posted on 30 Mar 2009, 19:35

5. clockwork1125 (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


The article is correct...I don't know where you got your information from.

posted on 30 Mar 2009, 19:50

6. bmw3wags (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Mar 2009)


Um BigRed you got the type of screen wrong the Dare, Omnia, and Versa use resistive touch screen. The original Glyde uses a capacitive touch screen.

posted on 30 Mar 2009, 19:56

7. PhoneArena Team (Posts: 238; Member since: 27 Jun 2006)


Thank you for your comment. Just to clarify, the LG Voyager/Dare/Versa and Samsung Omnia use resistive (pressure sensitive) touchscreen technology, while the iPhone, Motorola Krave, and original Glyde uses capacitive technology. The change is that the newer (refresh) Glydes are now using resistive touchscreens.

posted on 30 Mar 2009, 21:08

8. T-Money3000 (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Dec 2007)


Wow, i dont think ive ever seen the PhoneArena Team respond to ANYONE'S rant or help clarify things... good job moderator or whoever you are! "Thank you angel wearing jeans!!" - dane cook

posted on 30 Mar 2009, 21:25

9. E.N. (Posts: 2218; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I know. I was thinking the same thing.

posted on 31 Mar 2009, 07:17

10. BigRed83 (Posts: 142; Member since: 19 May 2008)


My apologies to the group, the author of the article, and to the moderator...

posted on 31 Mar 2009, 07:32

11. ReynoldsWrapp (Posts: 1; Member since: 31 Mar 2009)


It's about time a fix has been made...Thanx for the info...Does anybody know how to go about getting this fix for my Glyde?

posted on 31 Mar 2009, 15:55

12. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Another refresh? lol I wonder how people will like this phone now.

posted on 15 May 2009, 21:26

14. kingsdaughter (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 May 2009)


Well I am a "people" and I love this phone!!! I've had my eye on this phone for awhile but read too many bad reviews. My upgrade was available last month & found out that it was the "refresh" version. I have not one complaint about this phone the touch screen is awesome.The screen responds to my finger, an inkpen or my finger nail the response time is awesome.If you like the Glyde formfactor and everything, just get it and enjoy it. I love mine.

posted on 31 Mar 2009, 18:30

13. Bored_Shitless (Posts: 19; Member since: 16 Jan 2009)


I went thru 3 glydes, the issue was never the screen for me. this "refresh" is to really bring the manufacturing costs down so they can regain profit from selling it at such a low price.

posted on 21 May 2009, 23:57

15. kingsdaughter (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 May 2009)


I do not really care what there reason is ...I love my glyde refresh =)

posted on 30 Jun 2009, 03:06

16. kellosaurous (Posts: 4; Member since: 30 Jun 2009)


Yeahhhh, got the "upgrade" to the refresh. It actually worked suprisingly well for a month and then crapped itself. And now I wait for a new phone....

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