Tapping the touchscreen phenomenon

Phones such as Apple's iPhone and the LG Prada phone have made resistive touchscreens the latest phenomenon in handset design. Both phones make use of Synaptic's capacitive technology that enables users to perform a number of gestures that the phone can recognize as different commands: single-finger tap, double tap, tap and hold or tap and slide, press, flick and two-finger pinch are among the options.

Qualcomm is busy integrating capacitive touchscreen capabilities into BREW-powered phones and the touchscreen phenomenon will be a topic of discussion during the BREW session "Touchscreen and Multiple Device Form Factor Support--Slice and Dice" on Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Partner Pavilion.

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