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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6 Comments

1. Legion

Posts: 397; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Resistive all the way.

2. iammclovin804

Posts: 27; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

ew i hate resistive screens. they're so plastic-y. and all flimsy. and dim. and overall bad. pwned.

3. poe1222

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 01, 2008

I am a woman. I have long (not crazy long) nails... capacitive screens are very hard for me to use with my nails. Damn it. i shouldn't have to cut my nails off to use the stupid phone

4. lovexlucy

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 14, 2009

simply don't buy this phone then! they make phones that aren't touch screen i think its a better idea to get the capacitive :)

5. souleater93

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 20, 2009

they should not do that the glyde version 1 was an epic failure because of the capacitive screen then they changed it to a resistive screen and it works better than the dare

6. wifidude

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 17, 2009

Throw a physical qwerty and I don't even mind no touchscreen at all. I've heard the music coming through this Xpress Music phone is great. I may buy this, the thing that holds me back is that 3G is only available through AT&T ( too expensive ) and there is no Yahoo! Messenger for S60 yet.

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