GTA03 Touchscreen Capacitive (was Re: OT: iPhone howto)

Steve " 'dillo" Okay armadilo at
Thu Feb 26 08:59:35 CET 2009

On Feb 26, 2009, at 08:46 , Pander wrote:

> Steve " 'dillo" Okay wrote:
>> On Feb 26, 2009, at 08:01 , Shawn "Trash" Thompson wrote:
>>> Matthias Apitz wrote:
>>>> El día Wednesday, February 25, 2009 a las 06:36:31PM +0100, Yorick
>>>> Moko escribió:
>>>>> vs http://
>>>> Thanks; But: Do we really want a GTA03 which can't be managed with
>>>> a stylus pen? I can't imagine a 'Terminal' like keyboard (i.e. one
>>>> having all keys like the actual Om2008.9 'Terminal', including
>>>> Shift, SHift-Lock, ...) and using it with my finger tips; how
>>>> should this work? Where this idea, GTA03 with Capacitive, comes
>>>> from? :-(( matthias
>>> Ever used an iPhone? their screen is nice, responsive and the gui
>>> is designed where a stylus isn't needed. I actually was rather fond
>>> of the iPhone screen and was very unimpressed with the GTA02's
>>> touchscreen in comparison.
>> I have to agree here. Styli are more a hindrance than a help. I find
>> I'm always leaving my stylus or retracted pen somewhere and looking
>> for another.
>> A stylus wouldn't be such a problem if there was a place in the
>> device to store it.  General users haven't had to use a stylus in
>> years. The UI for most
>> phones has been either a keypad or finger for a while now.  If the
>> GTA03 is going to use a stylus, is it possible to have the shell
>> molded with a holder built-in ?
> Its fun using all sorts of things as a precision stylus for terminal
> keyboard. Zipper of my jacket, plastic coffee stir thingy, etc. I'm  
> even
> thinking of mounting something on my gloves to use the device in  
> winter
> outside.

Years ago, during the Palm era, there was a company
that sold a little stylus that you put on your finger like a ring and  
there was a point at the end to tap
on the screen with.  Somebody probably still make this.
I actually prefer to use a proper stylus since zipper pulls and such  
risk scratching the screen.


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