HTC Droid Incredible uses a new type of multitouch display

HTC Droid Incredible uses a new type of multitouch display
Shortly after the Google Nexus One was introduced, which is manufactured by HTC, there were reports of issues regarding its multitouch display. It appeared that if your fingers would cross each others axis, that the display wouldn't register their location properly. Since the Nexus One is no longer coming to Verizon, as announced earlier, people have been wondering if the HTC Droid Incredible is using the same capacitive display and would be subject to the same problems as the Nexus One. This seems to not be the case, as shown by AndroidCentral. It appears the problem with the Nexus One is a result of the type of capacitive screen used, which is a Synaptics ClearPad 2000, but the HTC Droid Incredible uses newer capacitive technology, which is an Atmel maXTouch mxt224. This newer type has unlimited multitouch support and faster response times, down to 4ms. It is also expected that the Atmel maXTouch capacitive screen will also be used on the upcoming HTC EVO 4G for Sprint.

Google Nexus One Specifications | Review
HTC Droid Incredible Specifications | Review
HTC EVO 4G Specification | Hands-On

source: androidcentral via androidandme



1. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

I'm glad verizon won't be selling the nexus one. I think big red learned their lesson after the blackberry storm about selling a product that is not ready for the market. The Incredible seems pretty solid so far. Between the great specs, the latest android software, and the reliable verizon network, I think this is that ACTUAL iphone killer we've been looking for

3. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Iphone killer LOL

4. deejh

Posts: 34; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Silly boy, as much as I can't stand apple, there will never be an iphone killer. Now the htc evo will come pretty damn close. Thats what i'm holding out for.

5. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

I still wanna know why the Evo 4G is supposedly going to be so much better than the Droid Incredible. The incredible has a better screen and very comparible stats. Is the HDMI port that much of an increase? 4G is a network thing. Not necessarily phone specific. I can guarantee more 4G phones will be on the horizon. Just need some clarification I guess. I still think the Droid Incredible is better IMO.

7. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

As awesome as the specs are for this phone its not specs that would make it an iphone killer.

9. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

although I am gettin The 4g because its mind bogglingly svelt... its not going to be "better" its just a highly comparable phone to the droid incredible which is also super cool... the fact that the 4g has a forward camera, hdmi port and a bigger screen are only superficial differences to set it apart from the fact that the droid incredible has an optical pad and a better screen resolution and way cooler name.... it all comes down to the users choice even the networks are comparable... I mean until Sprints 4g rolls out nation wide... the phone might as well be called the HTC evo 3g...

12. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Check out this comparison video between incredible vs. iphone. Incredible wins out in every category, screen size, resolution, features, camera, customization, call quality, speed, text entry, multitasking, expandable memory, browser, scrolling, notifications... do I really need to continue?? For all you apple fanboys saying the incredible is not better than the iphone, i'd love to here your arguments. And spare me posts about the 4.0 OS that is not even released yet.

15. spk

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 03, 2010

The specs do squash the Iphone though. As does the network and the OS

2. neoncp

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 02, 2009

Wow he crossed streams and we all survived, can't wait 'til Thursday.

6. doublej1970

Posts: 28; Member since: Apr 16, 2010

Any android phone on verizon is an iphone killer,why is this? Coverage!!!! What good is any high end phone if u don't have COVERAGE!! the iphone only works somewhat consitentley in major city's,and even that is super spuratic!! I had the iphone and it's signal sucked and I lived in a major Northeren CA. City!! Until att gets alot more tower's,LOL,the iphone will continue to be the phone that could of should of!!!!!! Oh,but once the iphone comes out on Verizon then hands down it will be the greatest mobile phone of all time!!! But for now the incredable is the phone to beat...why? COVERAGE!!! That Evo is going to be a JOKE!! sprint's coverage is a joke now,what makes u think the four G will be any better??? LOL!!! Their is perception and then their is reality,always remember that!!

8. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

i have great coverage on my iphone. 5 bars everywhere i ago pretty much... and 3g.

10. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

What northern California city do you live in? I live in Sacramento and travel to san Francisco once a week and I've yet to drop a call... Sprint has a stellar network... as does Verizon... it makes no sense to demean somethin just because it doesn't suit you.

11. belve14

Posts: 113; Member since: Mar 31, 2009

Now now double joke you can down att all you want cause what you say with them is true and you have experienced it...but you have not had sprint nor have you had the EVO so with that being said shut your mouth and stop acting like you know anything other than Northern Cali lol

13. Sureal

Posts: 38; Member since: Jan 31, 2010

here in prescott az where i live, att does not have 3g coverage (no i do not mean they have bad 3g coverage, it does not exist here) i love when customers come in raving about how good their iphone is and i whip out my eris and show them what a smartphone should be

14. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

all of you i phone haters wont be saying anything come this holiday season when the i phone hits stores with a vzw logo on it! then all it will be is a crazy over saturated market and may actually lead to some better things for everyone in the mobile industry! htc incredible is the best phone to date for people who have no need for an apple device and want a more versitle feature packed phone, instead of a toy made by apple. The incredible is def. a great phone as is the moto droid, verizon is not looking to kill the i phone but right now it more so then att is the competition, and eventually that competition will be switching teams and coming to a place where it can win, vzw.. you just wait and see all you nay sayers!

18. VZWuser76

Posts: 4974; Member since: Mar 04, 2010

Actually I won't be going iPhone. I'm in the process of replacing my iPod, I'm done with them. All they do is sue people anymore, and all that does is stifle innovation. Done helping Steve pay his medical bills so he can turn around and try and run his competition into the ground with lawsuits. Used to think they were cool, now they just disgust me.

16. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

Who gives an ish about iphone killer this and that.. WAY over rated.. This phone is going to be amazing. Getting mine tommrow. Htc is moving on up.

17. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

i notice the people that love their at&t or 3g service are people that stay in a 30 mile radius of their home and dont really travel much....i want my phone to work at home and when i travel...which is alot...i'll be taking 5 trips before june is over... vzw just works...everywhere....for voice and lets be real...we know who the best is...the incredible is amazing....

19. iHateCrapple

Posts: 734; Member since: Feb 12, 2010


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