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Nokia demonstrates Super Sensitive touch technology on the Lumia 920... using mittens

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Nokia demonstrates Super Sensitive touch technology on the Lumia 920... using mittens
As awesome as smartphone touchscreens may be, using them while wearing gloves is pretty hard, if not impossible. Sure, that isn't much of a problem if you live in California, but in places like Helsinki, that's an issue. Apparently, Nokia has been bothered by that and came up with Super Sensitive touch technology, which it showed off today during the Lumia 920's announcement.

While on stage, Nokia's very own Kevin Shields put on a pair of bright red mittens and took control over his Nokia Lumia 920. Without much effort, he was able to unlock the smartphone and then take a quick look at the call log. Now, we don't really expect features like multitouch to work, nor do we expect texting to be easy, but having some level of usability is definitely much better than having to take off your gloves each time you want to make a call. Nokia confirmed that Super Sensitive touch will be available on both the Lumia 920 flagship and the mid-range Nokia Lumia 820.

What do you, guys, think of Nokia's Super Sensitive touch technology? Isn't it awesome?

source: Nokia

Kevin Shields demonstrates Super Sensitive touchscreen technology by Nokia

Kevin Shields demonstrates Super Sensitive touchscreen technology by Nokia


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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:54 4

1. dragonscourgex (Posts: 307; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Cool, but living in south Louisiana, I doubt I will ever have a problem like this. Haha.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 10:54 2

2. chocolatebear76 (Posts: 121; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


It has to start somewhere atleast,very good

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:05 2

3. SleepingOz (unregistered)


As long as it's not TOO sensitive.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:07 3

4. ravi5695 (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Feb 2011)


cool nokia..

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:08 1

5. akmaintu (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


awesome

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:18 2

6. nadun_SL (Posts: 3; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


dude? who touches a phone with these mittens on?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:24 2

7. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


how about just use voice? seems more appropiate in this kind of situation
nokia, you need something like google voice or siri! not super sensitive screens

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:59 3

9. Ray.S (Posts: 253; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


I'd prefer using my fingers rather than my voice to control my phone any day.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:08

11. rainyday (Posts: 44; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


fingers>voice control>one giant red big fluffly mitten.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:14 4

12. Ray.S (Posts: 253; Member since: 19 Jul 2011)


I refuse to use voice control in public! :D

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:18 1

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5371; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


LOL, I'm used to seeing people looking at me like a weirdo when I use voice commands :D I used Voice before it was cool B-D

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 17:54

16. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)


the north face
E-TIP gloves!
great gloves for every smartphone user

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 11:30

8. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 264; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


So if you accidentally hit the power button while in your pocket how will the screen differentiate contact with your pocket from contact with a glove? Does this mean accidental unlock and calling are a possibility with this tech?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 12:01 3

10. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


That's where slide to unlock comes in, and not touch to unlock.

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 13:16

14. SuperMaoriBro (Posts: 264; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Fair point. Ok so if it doesnt unlock but say you r walking around the constant "touching" caused by your movement and the pocket material constantly rubbing the screen could cause it to not turn the screen off? This is just a qustion - im not saying it will happen. Just asking

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 14:49

15. downphoenix (Posts: 2293; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


maybe its only super sensitive when the screen is on?

posted on 05 Sep 2012, 22:47

17. pikapowerize (banned) (Posts: 1869; Member since: 03 May 2012)


wasn; the tech kinda look like sony's? same principle of the tech... i think it was use in xperia sola..

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