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

"Bernd (Jesus McCloud) Prünster" bernd.pruenster at
Thu Feb 26 19:38:03 CET 2009

Simon Kagstrom schrieb:
> While I'd like a capacitive touch screen for GTA03, I'm pretty sure
> that Openmoko has already made up its mind for one of the solutions and
> I don't think we can change it here. I'm fine with that.
> On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 17:45:10 +0000
> Rui Miguel Silva Seabra <rms at> wrote:
>> However the following are what makes a resistive screen clearly
>> better, for me and my usage:
>> FEATURE	             CAPACITIVE	              RESISTIVE
>> ------------------------------------------------------
>> CAN use stylus          NO(1)                   YES
>> CAN use finger          YES                     YES
>> Stylus is OPTIONAL      N/A(1)                  YES
> There are other features which other people will value more. For me,
> scratch-resistance is important for example - which is easier to get
> with capacitive touch screens.
> // Simon
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a little OT, but... why have you folks been waitong for so long to 
discuss/complain about that it's been in the wiki for weeks(months?)?
i mean regarding finger input and the like... capacitive is lightyears 
ahead, but the openmoko phones are portable computers with integrated 
modem (talking about debian**) and i a have to choose between carrying a 
mouse an kdb aound or carrying a tiny stylus around, i'd go for the stylus.
as a daily phone, capacitive is  way more comfortable, but i've been 
using my moko as a daily phone with no problems and no sytlus either 
since november.

a phone for the general public is better off having a capacitive 
touchscreen PERIOD.

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