Nokia to put capacitive screens on future 5800's?

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Nokia to put capacitive screens on future 5800's?
According to DigiTimes, Nokia is planning a major change in future Nokia 5800 XpressMusic handsets. It will supposedly address one of the most criticized aspects of the device - the resistive touch screen. While the resistive screens have some advantages over capacitive ones, including the accuracy of control and the possibility to use instruments other than naked hand for navigation, most rival models use capacitive technology thus ensuring easier menu scrolling and better outdoor visibility.

According to unnamed sources, Nokia has taken notice and has ordered enough capacitive touch screen panels for two million 5800 XpressMusic handsets. The new version of the phone will probably begin shipping in the May-June period.

It is also possible that the capacitive screens are here to stay, as Nokia is expected to pull out of its sleeve more models using the technology, starting Q3.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Specifications | Review

via: DigiTimes

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