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High tech touch screen

Discussion in 'Off Topic Forum' started by JohnnyS101, Jan 4, 2012.

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    Is the touch screen on a smartphone so high tech that they only allow fingers to touch it and not things like a simple pen by recognizing it, or is our smartphones touchscreen abilities not high tech enough to enable use with a simple pen.

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    The two technologies are different. Older phones used to use Resistive touchscreens, so they react to pressure. Remember older smartphones with the stylus? Those are resistive. Our phones today use capacitive touchscreens which react to the electrical currents from our skin. There are special styluses/pens that can be used on capacitive touchscreens though
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    its not the fact of them being not high tech or too high tech.... its the way the capacitive screen works...

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