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The importance of low latency in touchscreens

Steve Litchfield over at All About Symbian has posted a fascinating video from Microsoft’s Research team highlighting just how rubbish our existing touchscreen interfaces are — and pointing the way forward. It’s all about touch latency — that is, the time between your touch on a screen and the device reacting. Most devices right now […]

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Applications Services

Video: SnapKeys — touchscreen typing without a keyboard?

I popped by to see Bill from SnapKeys to hear all about their new touchscreen keyboard input service … that doesn’t have a keyboard. I’m going to see if I can get a demo to show you in more detail. Meanwhile here’s Bill’s introduction: And here’s their intro video:

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RumourMill: New Palm phone

News of a new Palm mobile has been doing the rounds, with CrunchGear apparently having the exclusive lowdown on what’s what. The site has it from a trusted source the latest Palm Smartphone will be of a slider phone design, with a full QWERTY keyboard in a portrait formatted touchscreen. To our knowledge the case […]

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iRiver concept touchscreen phone could, possibly, maybe, perhaps, someday, arrive

The phone first aired at CES this year has just been given the release date of March, for Korea. Elsewhere in the world? Your guess is as good as ours, but no holding your breath please. We‘re unsure as to why we’re showing you this, it’s not to upset you with the unlikely hood that […]

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Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic “Tube” announced

  It’s here, folks. Nokia has finally unveiled the first touchscreen Symbian S60 powered music phone, which has been majorly successful to draw all the attention towards it over the past few months, being dubbed simply as the “Tube” throughout its development cycle and even making a quick cameo in ‘The Dark Knight’. This touchscreen […]

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Is HTC bringing a Fullscreen HD version of the Touch?

Not wanting to fall too far behind in the race for ‘phone-awesomeness’, HTC seems to have gone Full-Screen mode on their phones, as shots of what is claimed to be the HTC Touch HD have surfaced on the Internet. Although I’d rather wait for HTC to send us an official word on the same, I’m already […]