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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1. p0rkguy (Posts: 671; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
I think they should have done this a two years ago, before touch capacitive gloves came out.
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.
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
4. skymitch89 (Posts: 923; 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.
5. snowgator (Posts: 3014; 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.
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....
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.
8. showe84 (unregistered)
Will this feature be on the new Torch 9850/60?