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Sony Xperia sola touchscreen does gloves too, video proves

13 March, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Sony Xperia sola touchscreen does gloves too, video proves - read the full textSony has obviously put quite a lot of effort in the design of the Xperia sola touchscreen. The smartphone may only be a mid-range offering, but it's shaping up to be one of the most interesting devices we have seen recently. It turns out that the floating touch technology that allows the Sony...


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Sry but the galaxy nexus can do that too like sony:)...but yes its

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  • 2012-03-14 13:39
  • MUaw

> In reply to Dingo @ 2012-03-14 10:25 from sSMg - click to readS2 battery sucks. and there is something fundamentally wrong with Android phones. All of them are fast and good in the beginning (same as their battery), but after you put heavy load and save a lot of stuff in it, it becames slow and sluggish (same as WIN INTEL PCs). I have iphone4 32G with 31.5G already used storage. And I have for almost 1.5 years. Last time I compared it with my friend S2 (6 months old) and Note (3 months old) mine was flying!!! I told him why you do not go and get the 3rd set of Android phone maybe HTC One??? I am a Apple fan but not the fanatic one. Apple products including their phones are good quality hardwares and softwares, no doubts about it. The fact is fact. Good luck with SonyErricson. But I am not going to carry several Android phones with me. I have only one phone and it is iPhone, and I am pretty happy with it. Go and get HTC One quad core or eight core, if the build is not good then what is the use of it???

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  • 2012-03-14 13:20
  • nCcG

Heres a clear demo but its not in english.

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  • 2012-03-14 12:59
  • 8aXF

> In reply to geez @ 2012-03-14 04:40 from v0qx - click to readI know what hover means but in that video he is touching the phone not just Hovering.

Anyway I doubt it will give the battery backup my iphones does, i have an S2 & iphone 4 the s2 used to be faster when it was new, the iphone always had more battery backup and has never slowed down despite having one less core and an inferior gpu.

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  • 2012-03-14 10:25
  • sSMg

Seems pretty nice - great gloove detail. More pics her http://www.nyemobiltelefoner.d...danmark.html

Could become a monster hit!

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  • 2012-03-14 10:19
  • mCvd

> In reply to Verbal_Criminal @ 2012-03-14 06:20 from 9Lax - click to readwith Sony's pace of innovation, who knows? :)

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  • 2012-03-14 08:40
  • v0qx

Wow, some comments down there.
I think some handsets keeping their capacitive screen's sensitivity very high that the users operate their handset through THIN layer of fabric. I can with my N8, but with thicker layer, say gloves - it is not; so there's Sony's technology enter.

HOVER or FloatingTouch is when user just move finger over the display without touching it. Now it seems a difficult and completely useless thing for say some izombies, since their master haven't told them how to use that the right way but for others with sense, it will come in handy in browsing website with popup menus on hover. And developers can make it to use in their apps too.

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  • 2012-03-14 08:04
  • tPF9

Now this is the Sony I like, Sony being Sony and making things more useful, paying attention to the details none other manufacturer thinks necessary for practical uses.

Their resistive touch-screens were far better than any other in market and now they take control to make the capacitive screens better. And by better I meant to say more practical, not the toy that they are right now. Capacitive screens are waste of technology and I am hoping that Sony will bring the pin-point Accuracy back to it so people like me can take advantage of that thing too, and use the so-called advance technology to more than a toy.

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  • 2012-03-14 07:57
  • tPF9

Nice Phone...

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  • 2012-03-14 07:56
  • vwes

Sorry, but that floating touch is already present in my Neo V, I just checked it, after watching that video !

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  • 2012-03-14 07:55
  • PZF7


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  • 2012-03-14 07:46
  • K7gZ

Sony is producing rubbish. please just bring the xperia Ion and make better phones after. tired of waiting.

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  • 2012-03-14 07:18
  • f0x7

a lot if phones do that. that's not something

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  • 2012-03-14 06:39
  • q{cM

I wonder when will touch holograms like what tony stark has or holonets in starwars possible on Mobile.

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  • 2012-03-14 06:20
  • 9Lax

2 mm is almost negligible. we are not going back to resistive touchscreen, are we?

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  • 2012-03-14 05:59
  • u4DC

you can also do that with the good ol' galaxy ace.

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  • 2012-03-14 05:19
  • vaSc

just when everyone is crazy about touchscreen sony makes a nontouch-screen.

i want to try this hover thing because my finger hovers a lot above the screen before i actually touch the screen. So how will this phone interpret/process it.

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  • 2012-03-14 05:11
  • s8iX

> In reply to Dingo @ 2012-03-14 02:44 from sSMh - click to readuse thick snow gloves or hover your finger just right above the screen of your iphone and let's see if it registers touch signals.

you don't even understand what hover means.


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  • 2012-03-14 04:40
  • v0qx

> In reply to laxis @ 2012-03-14 04:21 from s8iX - click to readnokia 5800's touch screen is resistive so anything can be used to register a touch. that's different in the situation of today's touch screen divices - capacitive touch screen needs voltage signals from the finges itself and in the case of a pen, it should be digitized. that's why it's a revolution when capacitive touch screens registers signals even when one is wearing gloves.

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  • 2012-03-14 04:37
  • v0qx

if i have this set i would rather prefer to disable floating touch as it can be troublesome to avoid unwanted touches or floats.

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  • 2012-03-14 04:31
  • fBhn

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