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LarryM99
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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
LarryM99   8/30/2011 5:53:06 PM
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Capacitive touchscreens also have the problem that they can't easily be used by people wearing gloves. Not much of a problem here in SoCal, but my friends back in Ohio complain about this. Larry M.

chanj0
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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
chanj0   8/30/2011 4:06:08 PM
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Touchscreen provides convenience in maneuvering apps and browsing the web. However, it causes problem if the handset is hold towards the ear. Phone call could be put on hold by ear. Apps can be fired by face. With this consideration, 97% is probably is high number. On the other hands, there might still be market of smartphones with small form factor. Touchscreen will be difficult to accomplish in a small phone.

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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
Jeff.Petro   8/30/2011 3:11:58 PM
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Capacitive touch is nice in that it allows your fingers to act like a stylus however, I can't tell you how many times I've had programs open due to a slight brush of the screen. Very annoying. At times I wish that a hybrid resistive/capacitive touch screen was available to give the best of both worlds ... or a least the option of being able to change the minimum touch time before a program will open. I can easily see 97% of future products with a touch interface. Have you recently tried to buy just a cell phone? You can't. They are all bundled with extras like cameras and touch screens. The era of single use devices has disappeared and since a touch screen helps facilitates mutiple programs, it looks like it's here to stay

Neo10
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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
Neo10   8/30/2011 9:06:04 AM
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Unless the touch screens work as good as the i-gadgets like iphone and ipad they are quite useless and clunky and simply raise the cost of the device and make users freakout. I know of many high end smart phones which still have a so-so quality touch screen.

prabhakar_deosthali
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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
prabhakar_deosthali   8/30/2011 7:20:55 AM
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What will happen to all these touch screens when voice input becomes popular. I guess in coming 2-3 years voice input will start commanding more and more market share in smart phones.

daleste
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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
daleste   8/30/2011 3:14:18 AM
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Who will be building that last 3%. Must be a slow mover.

p_g
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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
p_g   8/29/2011 8:32:38 PM
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I do see that cell phones are more or less replacing need of computer for email and social networking part, so touch screen is becoming requirement. Key is to figure out how can we make them more power efficient since they are most power hog other than RF part.

Patk0317
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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
Patk0317   8/29/2011 8:12:47 PM
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Touchscreens are now a necessary part of smart phones. Has anyone else noticed that many smart phones while good at the smart part are actually pretty lousy phones?

pixies
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re: ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
pixies   8/29/2011 6:56:50 PM
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I am surprised that there are still 3% that does not.



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