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

Simon Kagstrom simon.kagstrom at
Fri Feb 27 14:43:30 CET 2009

On 2/27/09, Matthias Apitz <guru at> wrote:

> Ok, as I think that we have now exchanged enough good arguments to stay with
> resistive in GTA03 and I have not seen any strong argument to move to
> capacitive screen,

I don't think we can draw this conclusion, it's your opinion. What we
can say is this:

- Capacitive touch screens have some advantages
- Resistive touch screens have some advantages
- They *both* have disadvantages

Different features are more important to different people, so some
will prefer resistive and some will prefer capacitive. It's up to
openmoko to make their decision which way to go depending on what they
think their device should do. What is clear from the discussion (and
previous discussions about the same thing) is that the community is
divided in this issue, we can't recommend either way just give our

Some people will want built in rocket launchers in their phone, some
will want a phone shaped as a flying pig. But not all.

So as far as I'm concerned: Please make the decision, dear Openmoko,
and be sure that the community will be happy and disappointed whatever
way you decide to go. And I think further discussion of this topic is
meaningless now.

// Simon

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