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RIM patents a dual capacitive/resistive touchscreen

0. phoneArena 08 Mar 2011, 02:04 posted on

RIM has refiled a patent for their hybrid touchscreen, which would combine a capacitive display with a more versatile resistive one; but it may hold little appeal, and Hitachi has already beaten them to the punch...

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posted on 08 Mar 2011, 02:57

1. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


I think they should have done this a two years ago, before touch capacitive gloves came out.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 03:27 1

2. very nice (unregistered)


That is a great ideea. The only thing truly missing from today`s tablets is pen imput. It`s great to have somwthing to write on if needed. HTC Flayer is a start but a 10` tablet would be great.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 07:32 2

3. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


this is going to fail...im sorry but first timers fail, its a fact. but after the first three hybrid touch screen devices blackberry will find out whats it dealing with :) and do it right...then apple can copy and use it on the iphone6 or 7

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 12:27

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1054; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Just because one company has showed a product that is now being patented by another doesn't mean that the first company has exclusive rights to it just yet.

posted on 08 Mar 2011, 13:12

5. snowgator (Posts: 3205; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


I have come across a few people who would like this style of screen. If even a small percentage would like it, why not? It will be a modest hit and a loyal audience. But get it right, do your research, and taylor it to those who would be interested. I personally would like to see it in acton.

posted on 21 Apr 2011, 09:41

6. SJ (unregistered)


Does this mean that with this screen:
- women (or some men) do not have to cut off their fingernail?
- you can use it with gloves on in winter so your fingers do not freeze off?
- you can also use a pointy stylus for handwriting or drawing stuff?
- .......?
Why the fu&/"·$ck did they not develop this in the first place....

posted on 16 Jul 2011, 23:00

7. eirene42 (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


have to agree with SJ. I can't see the advantages of a phone with a screen that:
can't be used by anything else but a finger - ie, no fingernail, no stylus, no top end of a pen, no plastic knitting needle, no gloved hand, no friggin' nothin' but a warm finger!

What am I missing?

Or is it just the 'cool' factor? Capacitive is cool, resistive is daggy.

posted on 12 Aug 2011, 18:27

8. showe84 (unregistered)


Will this feature be on the new Torch 9850/60?

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