[SVHMPC] concept phone with only a touchscreen for UI

michael at michaelshiloh.com michael at michaelshiloh.com
Tue Jun 5 20:57:44 CEST 2007

Someone was telling me about a nano technology that could do this, but it's
not anywhere near a product yet. But a good application might accelerate the
transition from lab to product. Wish I could remember where I heard that...

Another one I heard about was a way of generating a location-specific
electrical charge, just strong enough to cause a sensation as your finger
passed over it. Don't know where this was on the scale of lab vs. product, but
might be worth looking into.

I'll try to get more info on both of these.

On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Steven Milburn wrote:

> Well, Bradely's suggestion included making the flip transparent.  If it's
> transparent, the button definitions can still be on the screen, instead of
> written on the buttons themselves.  Now the only thing that is fixed is the
> shape of the button matrix.
> Personally, I'd like to see a touchscreen with some type of ability to raise
> dimples at any point under software control.  Kind of like a braille reader
> on acid.  If only such a thing existed. (does it?)
> --Steve
> On 6/5/07, Dylan McCall <dylanmccall at gmail.com> wrote:
>>  A problem with the buttons layer is that now we have something very
>>  oriented towards one specific situation, so it seems less friendly for
>>  random development of stuff, such as full-screen games without actual
>>  buttons.
>>  Of course this cover would probably be removable, but if it were to happen
>>  it would have to be /very/ removable. A great feature to support, as has
>>  been discussed here, but not one to demand.
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