Marketshare of capacitive touchscreen devices to rise in 2010
The two Korean firms also are increasing the percentage of touchscreen phones using a capacitive display rather than the resistive display that requires pressure from anything that can be pressed on the screen, like a finger, stylus or pen cap. Capacitive screens turn the touch of a finger into electrical charges that the screen reads to move items around.. Samsung expects that 65% of it's touchscreens will have capacitive display in 2010 while 20% of LG's touchscreen phones are expected to be capacitive next year. While more expensive than resistive displays, the number of phones using capacitive screens is expected to rise nearly fourfold from 2008 to the end of 2013, thanks to the popularity of handsets like the Apple iPhone, the BlackBerry Storm2, the Palm Pre and the Motorola DROID-all of which use the more costly type of display.
source: TelecomsKorea via UnwiredView