Hitachi shows off stylus-friendly capacitive touchscreen

By on November 16, 2010 at 11:59 PM.

Hitachi shows off stylus-friendly capacitive touchscreen

Some might say a capacitive touchscreen that also accepts input from a stylus or a gloved finger is the white whale of the cell phone industry. Ok — most people probably wouldn’t say that. But a single touchscreen that can respond just as well to a finger as it can to a stylus is a huge breakthrough in the mobile world. This versatile display could address the U.S. and European markets just as well as it addresses Asian markets, where handwriting recognition and stylus input are requirements for many. At this year’s IFD International conference, Hitachi showed the world that we’re not as far away from these all-purpose displays as one might think. Hitachi’s new touchscreen panels definitely aren’t ready for primetime — look at how shaky those lines are — but seeds have most definitely been planted and the company thinks it should have a ready-for-market product by the end of 2011. Hit the break for a video showing off the new tech. More →

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Samsung Galaxy Tab with Super AMOLED display showcased in Japan?

By on November 10, 2010 at 7:13 AM.

Samsung Galaxy Tab with Super AMOLED display showcased in Japan?

Blog OLED-display has images of what they are claiming to be a Samsung Galaxy Tab with a 7-inch Super AMOLED display. The website claims Sammy was showing off the new panel — which purportedly has a WXVGA 1200 x 600 pixel resolution — at the FPD-International conference in Japan this week. OLED, which originally touted its images as the first of the Super AMOLED Tab, later amended its post with: “It can be possible that this prototype is only a AMOLED and not Super-Amoled but SMD [Samsung Mobile Display] plans to introduce Super-Amoled for the 7 inch panel size.” It’s all very speculative at this point, and — to be honest — we would have been a little disappointed to see Samsung showcase a new Tab display before the original was available in most areas. More →

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