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

Anton Persson don.juanton at
Tue Mar 3 21:23:02 CET 2009

Well, there is no (massmarket) implementation of multi-touch using resistive
touch technology. There has been one link in this thread to
one that is being developed, but that technology was not yet finished if I
remember correctly, and it was not licensed to any manufacturer
of touch panels.

A link to the resistive, work-in-progress, multi-touch:

But except for the multi-touch; the "more durable" argument is really
important to me, at least.. I want to carry my phone with me
everywhere, and I want it to be easily accessible everywhere which means I
don't want to put it into a protective thingy, and I don't
want to reach for my "precision enhancing pointing device" to use it.

    Best regards

On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 8:59 PM, The Digital Pioneer <
digitalpioneer at> wrote:

> This is a case where there is AFAIK no one size fits all sensing
>> technology;
>> Going to a capacitive screen will allow GTA03 to be used in some scenarios
>> where GTA02 can't, and vice versa.
> I've been following this with mild interest for a while, and so far I
> haven't really seen anything you can do with capacitive that you can't do
> with resistive... Did I miss something? It seems the only benefit to
> capacitive is that it can be more durable, and accidental touches are all
> but eliminated. What scenario can you use capacitive for that you can't use
> resistive for?
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