RIM patents a dual capacitive/resistive touchscreen
posted by Ken N. / Mar 08, 2011, 2:04 AM
And RIM seems to get the idea. They've refiled a patent for a combined capacitive-resistive touchscreen. We say "refiled" because the patent seems identical to one filed in 2009. Further confusing us is the fact that Hitachi already showcased this combination screen technology in November of 2010. Lawsuit, anyone?
But there are more practical issues at play. For one thing, how much more expense would a hybrid touchscreen be? Would the extra expense really be worthwhile, considering how few customers would even notice? Perhaps if RIM marketed this combination touchscreen as a rugged corporate device, they might find a niche. But we suspect people are pretty satisfied with their capacitive screens.
source: USPTO via BerryReview
Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010
this is going to fail...im sorry but first timers fail, its a fact. but after the first three hybrid touch screen devices blackberry will find out whats it dealing with :) and do it right...then apple can copy and use it on the iphone6 or 7
posted on Mar 08, 2011, 7:32 AM 2
Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011
I have come across a few people who would like this style of screen. If even a small percentage would like it, why not? It will be a modest hit and a loyal audience. But get it right, do your research, and taylor it to those who would be interested. I personally would like to see it in acton.
posted on Mar 08, 2011, 1:12 PM 0
Does this mean that with this screen: - women (or some men) do not have to cut off their fingernail? - you can use it with gloves on in winter so your fingers do not freeze off? - you can also use a pointy stylus for handwriting or drawing stuff? - .......? Why the fu&/"·$ck did they not develop this in the first place....
posted on Apr 21, 2011, 9:41 AM 0
Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2011
have to agree with SJ. I can't see the advantages of a phone with a screen that: can't be used by anything else but a finger - ie, no fingernail, no stylus, no top end of a pen, no plastic knitting needle, no gloved hand, no friggin' nothin' but a warm finger! What am I missing? Or is it just the 'cool' factor? Capacitive is cool, resistive is daggy.
posted on Jul 16, 2011, 11:00 PM 0
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