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Old 06-07-2009, 09:48 PM   #10
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So what do you say, isn't this front page material?

Yup she specifically answers a few of the comments from the mobileread forum thread on the first video that was sent during computex.

I think that she said touch screen are totally doable, it's up to the manufacturers if they want to implement it. She does not recommend using specifically the resistive touchscreen technology though, even though it's the cheapest. Though there are 200 other touchscreen technologies. I would think that a stylus-only touchscreen technology like Wacom would be great enough, since I wouldn't so much need finger touchscreen capabillity on the 10 inch screen, but rather use the stylus to select text, mark text, scribble stuff on texts, handwrite some comments and stuff like that. And have those stylus handwritten stylus inputs be uploaded and shared with other users who are reading the same content while in sharing and collaboration modes.
That is what I got from the video as well. Great job BTW!!

I got that here were some potentially viable pairings out there but that give these were the first seven displays to exist there has obviously not be any time to do more than casual investigation.

Anyone with the ability to solve a doorknob should know there will and must be a touch version of these screens to make them more than a curiosity. Touch is going to be completely independent of the display itself, just as with LCD's today.

I agree too that touch would only be needed for notes, scribbles and such...at least at first. I sorta felt either a genuine Wacom of some offshoot is the most reasonable approach initially. Isn't one drawback to Wacom the cost of the digitizer itself though? Heck, it might be more costly that the display panel. I wonder though if a deal is worked out with Wacom to produce some huge number of digitizers to be packages with the display panels could significantly drop the price?
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