Typing with thumbs on glass is pretty frustrating. However, with more smartphones being produced, you might have to resign yourself to this method of touchscreen input. Some relief is offered by a company called Tactus Technology that is developing on an advanced haptic solution that should be able to bring true innovation to the wireless industry and offer some desperately-needed tactile feedback.
To make this into reality, Tactus Technology has, in conjunction with Touch Revolution, created a prototype Android tablet, unveiling it at the SID 2012 held last week. The slate shapeshifts from flatscreen to a physical button layout and back at the option of the user. The screen will not cost future phone or tablet displays atleast in terms of thickness. It uses microfluidic technology to enable those disappearing UIs.
Today, most tablets compete in terms of quad-cores and 2GB RAM specs. But that will all soon be passé’, with future generations of mobile devices slated to compete in terms of innovative touch screen technologies like this.
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