02-24-2015 08:54 AM
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  1. jmshub's Avatar
    I don't really see the benefit of a stylus. I thought a well designed finger OS defeats the need for a stylus. Samsung includes them with all of the Galaxy Note phones, and I see a coworker use his a lot on his new Note.

    But Microsoft has been building a reputation of the active pen that is included on Surface tablets. If they build higher functionality into the pen, then I guess there could be something there.
    Indistinguishable likes this.
    02-17-2015 09:12 PM
  2. DalekSnare's Avatar
    I'd love to have a stylus on my next phone. That might be enough to convince me to get a 1530 instead of a 1030. But ideally both would have styluses.
    02-18-2015 04:14 AM
  3. DalekSnare's Avatar
    I don't really see the benefit of a stylus. I thought a well designed finger OS defeats the need for a stylus.
    The stylus isn't for the UI, it's so you can do handwriting and diagrams in OneNote.
    jmshub and nohra like this.
    02-18-2015 04:15 AM
  4. Jazmac's Avatar
    What is stylus?
    stylist-gok-wan-001.jpg lol.
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    02-18-2015 08:11 AM
  5. T I T A N I C's Avatar
    Considering MS bought n-trig, I'd say definitely..
    02-18-2015 08:13 AM
  6. Jazmac's Avatar
    Considering MS bought n-trig, I'd say definitely..
    Good point. Real good point.
    02-18-2015 08:45 AM
  7. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    The stylus isn't for the UI, it's so you can do handwriting and diagrams in OneNote.
    So far.......
    02-18-2015 08:50 AM
  8. nohra's Avatar
    split window
    Oh, how I have longed for split window capability!!!
    02-18-2015 09:25 AM
  9. tgp's Avatar
    The stylus isn't for the UI
    Thankfully! Remember Windows Mobile? It was virtually unusable without a stylus.
    02-18-2015 10:07 AM
  10. juanitoriv's Avatar
    Thankfully! Remember Windows Mobile? It was virtually unusable without a stylus.
    Unless you had an extra long nail to thump it. Resistive screens. I used to use a toothpick sometimes on my Samsung Omnia with WM6.5
    02-18-2015 06:50 PM
  11. dundonrl's Avatar
    well, here's what Qualcomm has to say about the 810 on their website..

    Microsoft and Qualcomms long standing collaboration has allowed the two companies to offer compelling business, imaging, and entertainment experiences with Lumia smartphones running on Windows Phone, said Juha Kokkonen, general manager for portfolio and product management at Microsoft. We look forward to continuing this relationship to deliver best in class Lumia smartphones, powered by Qualcomms Snapdragon 810 processors, and offer an unprecedented combination of processing power, rich multimedia, high-performance graphics and wireless connectivity for our customers.
    02-20-2015 03:05 AM
  12. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    By aquiring N-trig the biggest thing I'm hoping is that they do something about the handwriting to text experience. The User interface hasnt changed for over a decade and with touch screen tablets becoming mainstream and experiences becoming ever more immersive, microsoft should ditch the writepad and just integrate handwrint to anywhere on the OS. Being constrained to boxes is an unnatural pen experience. I want to be able to write anywhere on the screen, I want to write in the searchtextboxes that will automatically recognize my handwriting to text with at least a 98% accuracy, and I would like instant "inline" ink to text recognition in notetaking apps such as onenote, outlook, calender and office. I think that is the future of the stylus. Make the pen also as a cross OS input method for tablets just like the virtual keyoboard is for textfields.
    The writepad (the black handwriting pad on the virtual keyboard) is over 10 years old, its too constrained to 1-2 lines of text. This technology should be in the apps, not as a hidden backdoor add-on. I think it is this experience that makes it for users to grasp the idea why we should need a stylus in the first place except for a 5 minute doodle and call it a day. The stylus can be a far more immersive experience and part of the tablet work flow.

    I don't mind if the next chapter of the stylus will be a lumia device or a surface device, as long as microsoft will actually try to do more on the software user interface design that just a convergent thinking idea of handwriting and doodleing. The stylus experience can and deserves so much more on a windows tablet. Microsoft already has a good ink-to-text recognition and should put the stylus higher on the relevance agenda roadmap for windows 8 and higher.
    Jazmac and juanitoriv like this.
    02-20-2015 06:38 AM
  13. Guzzler3's Avatar
    I think it would be great, I recommended it awhile ago. But you don't need to include a pen/stylus with the phone, just use the pen that came with the Surface Pro 3. It would be a perfect companion for the SP3, or 4. For those days that you don't want to carry around a tablet, but still would like to sketch things out for someone, or do a quick hand written note in OneNote. Mainly because I could write something faster on a phone than try to type it out on the on screen keyboard (even with predictive text).
    02-22-2015 09:43 PM
  14. Yasser Aboobakar's Avatar
    Would be cool if this pen had a mic and speaker so you could also use it to make/receive a phone call.
    Or even interact with cortana
    02-24-2015 08:54 AM
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