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Old 10-05-2012, 12:37 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by JSWolf View Post
So why would Amazon switch from IR TO capacitance and all those fingerprints? The benefit of IR is no extra layer and very good when dealing with fingerprints because of the rink screen. I'm interested in how the new Kobo is with fingerprints since it still uses IR touch. This seems a step backwards (IMHO).
People want a more responsive screen and thinner Bezel. Not mention you can now read in the tub with a water proof baggie.
The downside is fingerprints but there are more pros than con using a Capacitive screen.
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