- 09-30-2012, 08:14 PM #1
Everywhere I see people very excited about the super sensitive touch screen and they want it on every devices.
But I can't stop thinking about how much this could be a problem...
1. There is a soft rain outside, no problem for current phones as it don't react to it, but in this case it would be a nightmare to answer a text message.
2. You accidently press the button in you pocket, normally it shuts itself down after 30 seconds, but with that type of screen... it might stay on for a while and drain the battery.
While some of us don't care about such things, I do care, these are common situations.
I guess we'll have to wait and see.
Last edited by Simon Tupper; 09-30-2012 at 08:48 PM.
- 09-30-2012, 08:22 PM #2
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- 10-01-2012, 02:46 AM #11
Saw the big article about this pop up in my RSS feeds.
Funny isn't it. For years everyone's moaned about the lack of sensitivity of touch screens. Someone creates a really sensitive one, and people now moan its too sensitive.
- 10-01-2012, 02:49 AM #12
I just can't get my head around JD Pocketware's angle on this. They're the ones that are trying to make this into an issue.
Apparently, they think they're smarter than all of Nokia's engineers and years of experience.
Just wait and see. You don't cry "Fire" before you even smell smoke.
10-01-2012, 06:38 AM #13
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I would love to see demonstrations of it in action, but this has already been talked about by Nokia. The proximity/light sensors will prevent it from being operated in a pocket... much like putting the phones up to your ear when on a call. Also, since it's a Synaptics sensor, I would bet it's got some type of "palm rejection" to limit the size of the object in use.
No demos on the matter, but I would suspect that water is not going to trigger it either. But seriously, who purposely stands in the rain and operates electronics? Seek shelter! I understand the premise being made, and I'm saying don't stand in the rain with a $500 gadget that won't be covered by water damage.
- 10-01-2012, 09:13 AM #14
I remember, there was 1 time I mowed the lawn with my Pre in my pocket, screen toward my leg, and I was listening to music. Anyhow, I finish up the job and pull the phone out to turn the music off... There were 20+ apps open and the phone was choking. Apparently, the combination of sweaty shorts and walking around was enough to unlock the phone and register random screen taps... From then on, I've tried to have the screen facing out when in my pocket.
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- 10-01-2012, 09:30 AM #15
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- 10-01-2012, 10:53 AM #23
My phone always goes in locked screen to thigh. This is easier for me to pull from my pocket and see with less orienting of the phone. Screen out and I have to spin it in my hand to see it. With jeans, sometimes the lock button will get pressed when sitting. Even with kahkis it happens. Then when walking the screen unlocks itself at some point. When I pull the phone out I have seen it on all sorts of different screens. Even gotten calls asking, "why are you posting, hkanrklmlkodygmndakldio on my FB wall?" My Titan works through 2 layers of T shirt cotton. I see no need for the super sensitive screen. Maybe make it an option so those that need it in arctic climates can turn it on, and those in temperate climates can leave it off. I think I have hated taking my ski gloves off only a couple times since I started using touchscreen smart phones.