10-24-2013 05:08 PM
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  1. BDBDBD's Avatar
    I don't think we'll see an active stylus in WP8.* for quite awhile. Quite sure the code base to support handwriting is just not there. Don't think even Windows RT (which is "more powerful") than WP8 supports full active stylus capabilities. Additionally, we'd already be hearing "chatter" about new upcoming features. I haven't even heard once of any rumor or hint of stylus capability on the horizon.

    As an active OneNote user, I'd more than anyone, love to see see a Wacom-type digitizer on a Windows phone. Afraid we'll have to wait just a bit longer. Perhaps with Microsoft's reorganization and their unifying of codebases, we may see some progress in the future, but for now we're all stuck with a simple touchscreen.
    10-02-2013 09:44 PM
  2. jhoff80's Avatar
    Don't think even Windows RT (which is "more powerful") than WP8 supports full active stylus capabilities.
    The handwriting recognition engine is in fact present in Windows RT; the only potential problem would be drivers to interface with a digitizer. There is even something in the hardware requirements about pen requirements that mentions Windows RT, so it seems like if the drivers were made, it would be possible:

    Device.Digitizer.Pen.100HzSampleRate

    100Hz Sample Rate
    Target Feature Device.Digitizer.Pen
    Applies to Windows 8 Client x86, x64, ARM (Windows RT)
    Windows 8.1 Client x86, x64, ARM (Windows RT 8.1)
    Description
    The pen digitizer will have a sample rate of at least 100Hz.
    Device.Digitizer Requirements
    10-03-2013 12:50 AM
  3. psudotechzealot's Avatar
    According to the most recent information, the US version will not have built-in wireless charging. It will have the connectors, but it looks like we will need to purchase shells like we do with the 925 and 1020. The international version, on the other hand, should have it built-in without the need for a shell. We'll see when the devices are closer to release.
    I hope this isn't true, No stylus, on At&t exclusively, and no wireless charging for American variants? Ugh At&t and Microkia is ruining this phablet for me. More & more by the day, I am being swayed toward the 929.
    10-03-2013 04:28 AM
  4. BDBDBD's Avatar
    Interesting to know that Windows RT has digitizer support. I own a Lenovo Tablet 2 with Windows 8.1 Pro on it (via TechNet). It's got a decent stylus and also has OneNote 2013 and also OneNote Metro. OneNote Metro is much more limited than the 2013 version. I assume Windows Phone would get a similar version of OneNote (OneNote Metro) but again I haven't heard a whisper of a new version of Office for Windows Phone coming soon.

    In other words, even if Microsoft/Nokia did include a stylus, I don't think there would be any applications to support it. Hopefully we'll hear about some pleasant surprises in the near future.
    10-03-2013 08:37 AM
  5. Joe Newton's Avatar
    No Stylus, handwriting recognition, and pen-enabled apps such as One Note, makes these up-coming phones from Nokia less compelling for me.

    I read somewhere that the Nokia phones have the Wacom digitizer built-in and that any pen, stylus, could be used. I read something similar about the Sony Xperia series. But it is certainly not true for my Lumia 822. At least none of the drawing or painting apps recognize any stylus I have tried except the capacitive touch stylii.

    I'm awfully tempted by the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, S-Pen amd S-Apps and Polaris Office.

    Really want to find an effective stylus handwriting recognition phablet office workflow.
    Last edited by Joe Newton; 10-18-2013 at 09:06 AM.
    10-16-2013 06:07 PM
  6. Joe Acerbic's Avatar
    I read somewhere that the Nokia phones have the Wacom digitizer built-in and that any pen, stylus, could be used. I read something similar about the Sony Xperia series.
    You might be thinking of the Nokia phones' super sensitive capacitive screen which lets you use almost any conductive object as a stylus, so it can be a nice pointy metal one instead of the usual stubby foam blob. The Samsung C-Pen works very well too.
    10-18-2013 04:01 PM
  7. VegaNovus's Avatar
    10-21-2013 06:08 AM
  8. Nabkawe5's Avatar
    Weekend Read: the logic behind the Lumia 1520. “the Bandit” : My Nokia Blog

    I wrote an article explaining the need for a Stylus on a phone please give it a read.
    10-22-2013 08:09 AM
  9. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I agree that the stylus is not a DOA per se. I think the experience will be great, productive, intuitive and ergonomic for me even without a stylus for this big smartphone. I think, however the story on the 2520 tablet is different and should have had a wacom stylus support.
    10-22-2013 08:24 AM
  10. tebugg's Avatar
    I did a little market research on phablets. I say little, but maybe I should have said limited, because I only talked to 3 people: the 3 that I know who own a huge Galaxy. To a man, they all said the biggest benefit of using it, besides the enormous screen, was the stylus. When I asked if they would buy one again without the stylus, again it was complete agreement: no. I know this new device is a niche product, but I hope Nokia isn't backing themselves into a corner here.
    doesnt make it DOA to me. i never used a stylus and i dont do productivity on my phone so it's a useless feature to me.
    10-22-2013 10:34 AM
  11. EchoOne30's Avatar
    Haha, stylus' (stylii?) were played out back in the windows mobile days. They were a punchline. These new ones are frivolous marketing, nothing more. They add zero functionality.
    10-22-2013 10:39 AM
  12. svenhassel's Avatar
    Haha, stylus' (stylii?) were played out back in the windows mobile days. They were a punchline. These new ones are frivolous marketing, nothing more. They add zero functionality.
    When I have to highlight PDFs with my finger, I really miss a stylus :(
    10-22-2013 02:48 PM
  13. erzhik's Avatar
    You can always buy a stylus since the screen is super sensitive. If you don't have a stylus, just use a fork...or a nail.
    10-22-2013 03:21 PM
  14. iAdrian23's Avatar
    Some of you are just like my friend at school. He was always talking how handy does the stylus come on his Note2. He barely even uses and when he does, it's just for the sake of pen nothing else.
    10-22-2013 03:46 PM
  15. jmerrey's Avatar
    I was just going by the only people I know who own a phablet. Their main reason is the added functionality of the stylus.
    10-22-2013 04:34 PM
  16. alv3st3r's Avatar
    Leak: Nokia Illusionist may have stylus support.

    screen-shot-2013-10-22-21.28.48-600x207.jpg

    Source: https://twitter.com/evleaks/statuses/392749260011081728
    10-22-2013 04:37 PM
  17. KnightOfAnfala's Avatar
    It would have been a welcome addition, and would have made the 1520 a more compelling purchase for non WP users but it does not make the 1520 DOA for ME. I've been wanting a phablet for so long that I'd probably end up getting it even with the newly leaked Nokia Illusionist info.
    10-23-2013 03:36 PM
  18. Josh Harman's Avatar
    A stylus would be nice, I heard a rumor today about a stylus enabled Nokia tablet coming soon.
    10-23-2013 03:42 PM
  19. berty6294's Avatar
    I just pulled out my keys and started drawing on my 928 and it is incredibly accurate. Literally anything could work, and if a company (or Nokia) created a legit stylus around that than it would be even better!
    10-23-2013 03:43 PM
  20. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Haha, stylus' (stylii?) were played out back in the windows mobile days. They were a punchline. These new ones are frivolous marketing, nothing more. They add zero functionality.
    Really? I suppose for killing evil pigs they aren't useful but for productivity, you can't do without it. PDF markups, note writing, photo editing, I could go on and on. Oh that's right, they're not cool.
    xandros9 likes this.
    10-24-2013 12:04 PM
  21. JamesDax's Avatar
    Would be nice to have but not a deal breaker for me.
    10-24-2013 05:08 PM
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