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

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


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17 Comments

1. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

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

2. chocolatebear76

Posts: 123; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

It has to start somewhere atleast,very good

3. SleepingOz unregistered

As long as it's not TOO sensitive.

4. ravi5695

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

cool nokia..

5. akmaintu

Posts: 42; Member since: Jan 08, 2012

awesome

6. nadun_SL

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

dude? who touches a phone with these mittens on?

7. rainyday

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 04, 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

9. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

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

11. rainyday

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

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

12. Ray.S

Posts: 455; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

I refuse to use voice control in public! :D

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 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

16. denied911

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2012

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

8. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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?

10. asulect

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

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

14. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 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

15. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

maybe its only super sensitive when the screen is on?

17. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 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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