Some people complain about the direction of touch panels. Complaints about losing a physical keyboard are some of the biggest. Certainly typing anything larger than a page can begin to feel numb on a touch device.
So why not put the keys in the back? → Read More
Standard, boring LED screens: your days are numbered! Samsung announced today that it will begin mass producing AMOLED displays with touch functions built right in. The displays will be 3.3″ WVGA touchscreens that will be, thanks to the AMOLED technology, much thinner than your average touchscreen display on current phones. The beauty of this technology is that it produces thinner, brighter… → Read More
This isn’t a rumor, it’s just a wish. I’m hoping that the Apple Tablet that is announced tomorrow will have a capacitive touch interface that extends past the screen and to the actual case. Particularly the back of the device where the fingers will naturally rest during two-handed use.
Touch interfaces are something I’m sort of obsessed with. Like most people, the iPhone was what really opened my… → Read More
What if, instead of a touch screen, you could reach out and touch (and manipulate) an image on any surface? Seems like a cheapskate alternative to buying a touch-screen white board to me. → Read More
Tokyo-based telecommunications company Willcom presented its newest smartphone today. The WILLCOM 03, which seems to be an iPhone competitor in some ways, was developed by Sharp. It comes with a 3 inch WVGA LCD touch screen (480×800 resolution), measures 50x116x17.9mm and weighs 135g. Other functions include compatibility to One-Seg-TV, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth and a micro SD card… → Read More
My vast collection of Trader Joe’s Two Buck Chuck and other fine wines is so disorganized that I don’t know what do do anymore nor do I know what the temperature is like or what my stocks are doing. Enter Runtriz. A touch screen-based system that catalogs your wine cellar, provides up to the minute news, weather and stock info all at your finger tips. No clue what to make for dinner? → Read More
Better than this? Ha! When was the last time you were “blown away” by anything Windows did? With the next version Windows (code-named “7,” aka the one after Vista), you may be blown away by its touch features? Wait, “touch features,” sorta like the iPhone? Yes, apparently. A Microsoft blogger let it slip yesterday that the next version of Windows will have… → Read More
Haptic technology sounds simple enough — you press an area of a touchscreen and you feel a little buzz under your finger. That’s supposed to replicate the feeling of pressing a real-life key. Apparently, Nokia’s developed its version of the technology for upcoming S60 devices and, according to The Red Ferret Journal, “Each press of a key returned a clunky click and tactile… → Read More
Apparently Bob Woodward now works as a gadget blogger. Unwired View insists that the iPhone nano is real. It also insists that the iPhone nano won’t—repeat, WON’T—have a touch screen. Super. Why would Apple remove the iPhone’s only killer app? It’s not like people are flocking to the iPhone because AT&T has such a wonderful cellular network. (Or maybe… → Read More
The HTC Touch has been on the market for a couple months now, so it’s no surprise that details of the latest HTC device is circulating the Interwebs. The Omni’s form-factor is reminiscent of a Nintendo DS, but it packs oodles of extras that might entice you to hold off on making a mobile phone purchase in the coming months. It has a touch-screen, 3.1-megapixel camera with LED flash, GPS, and… → Read More
Immersion has announced a long-term partnership with Finnish mobile phone giant, Nokia. We’ll soon see VibeTonz tactile feedback systems (sort of like force feedback) on future Nokia devices. As the world’s largest mobile device manufacturer, Nokia, is in a favorable position to bring all sorts of cool features to mobile games, music playback and the whole mobile device experience. I’m… → Read More
Now that the iPhone has almost arrived, Apple is starting work on a new version of the iPod and possibly the iPhone. A recent patent filing reveals a new full-screen iPod that uses touch controls located on the back of the device. A user will slide his thumb along the back to browse through menus while applying pressure to act as a “click” or “selection”. Feel me so far? → Read More
Nokia has launched a new ad campaign for the N95 and if I lived in London I’d definitely be taking the bus. I loved playing Memory as a kid and I can see myself sitting at the bus stop playing this game for hours. I don’t feel the need to teach you all how the game works so just watch the video. Nokia installs clever touchscreen game to market N95 [Engadget Mobile] → Read More
Teclast has introduced a new touch-screen MP3 player that’s a smidge smaller than a credit card. Of course, we won’t be seeing one in the States, but hey at least we can dream and drool in the meantime. The C260 features a plethora of goods but unfortunately nothing new or ground-breaking. So this sucka’ has a 260,000 color TFT 2.4-inch QVGA LCD touchscreen, does the amount of… → Read More