Multi-touch, screen size, and case shape.
ramsesoriginal at gmail.com
Tue Jul 24 09:27:55 CEST 2007
On 7/24/07, Shawn Rutledge <shawn.t.rutledge at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes I agree with all your points.
> I suspect the Apple patents are on the interaction techniques, and
> possibly on some specific hardware. Obviously multi-touch existed a
> few years ago (FingerWorks was around, and I think the FTIR method was
> invented even earlier). We will see how the lawsuits turn out, which
> patents Apple can defend and which they cannot. (Lawsuits would seem
> to be inevitable given the flurry of activity which the iPhone has
Multitouch screens are around so much time that apple can have patents just
on their specific implementation.
However some of the interactions which only involve one finger on the
> iPhone, should still be possible with a conventional touchscreen (for
> example, "flicking" to scroll a page).
A physically larger screen would be nice to read, and I personally
> would put up with the larger overall size (especially if it makes up
> for it by being thinner); but people have their stereotypes about how
> big a phone is "too big," and something larger than the iPhone will
> not sell as well.
A good idea would be to use the so-much-talked-about-but-never-used
e-paper: simply a small e-paper attached to the back of the phone, which can
be rolled out to have a bigger screen. Some sort of medieval-pergament-sort
of look. Wold be great IMO. The normal phone for normal applications, the
e-paper for browsing, reading, whathing movies, etc.
(If people could just get away from holding the
> whole thing up to their ears like a brick, it would help. Maybe use a
> bluetooth headset? but I don't use one myself either.)
Headsets aren't always well-seen by people, so I would force them to use
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