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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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my old nokia 5800 has s-pen years before samsung galaxy note and the touchscreen can be used with gloves. Hahaha.

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  • 2012-03-14 04:21
  • s8iX

hovering..seems we will protect the screen even better coz no contact with finger which have possibility to scratching the screen(fingernails)
Reminds me of the 12mp pioneer,the satio.
Sony always invent something new like 1st music-classified phone,1st 12mp camphone,1st touch focus (forgotten G900),hd recording(vivaz-pro),n now this hover above screen touching tech.
N others like samsung will ALWAYS copy sony's tech to their galaxies.

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  • 2012-03-14 03:53
  • PS6w

looks like W880 on steriods....

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  • 2012-03-14 03:23
  • Mfxf

> In reply to Dingo @ 2012-03-14 02:44 from sSMh - click to read
does your vocabulary has the word "HOVER"?

Just incase you don't have that word, it means moving around w/ out touching anything.

i believe that what youi did is wear cloth over your finger and TOUCHED the screen.

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  • 2012-03-14 03:21
  • 9Lax

This is a useful feature, we can use it if your hands are wet or dirty

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  • 2012-03-14 02:48
  • HBIm

I can put a cloth on my hand and still operate my Iphone 4. What's new.


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  • 2012-03-14 02:44
  • sSMh

it still has its glowing thing in the middle of the screen and the lower part. :D

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  • 2012-03-14 02:22
  • v0XH

> In reply to hkr @ 2012-03-13 22:34 from 2SRG - click to readin really cold areas and using thick gloves is necessary - people will appreciate that.

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  • 2012-03-14 01:48
  • v0qx

the guy on the video its very exciting and even can not talk properly , about the next sony useless phone

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  • 2012-03-14 01:41
  • DxI6

> In reply to hkr @ 2012-03-13 22:34 from 2SRG - click to readYou don't get it, they (Sony) really means "float" word seriously. The benefit is you don't need to long press or another timewasting method to access some features, and it works with inconductive gloves because it still detects your finger from small distance.

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  • 2012-03-14 00:25
  • U}}5

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-13 20:16 from 3qIW - click to readdude, you should have watched the official video of this in youtube before saying "..floating because is glued on top?" LOL

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  • 2012-03-13 22:51
  • v0qJ

It's 20 mm, not 2 mm

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  • 2012-03-13 22:41
  • S0Ad

ACTUALLY WHATS THE BENEFIT? It can only detect floating from just 2 mm ??? And we dont even feel the touch.

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  • 2012-03-13 22:34
  • 2SRG

the reason it still works with the gloves on, is because its still doing its floating thing, the gloves are just acting like a physical aid in keeping your finger off the screen

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  • 2012-03-13 21:24
  • mga3

floating touch is controlling touchscreen without touching the display, the first mobile to do this.

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  • 2012-03-13 21:02
  • uvj2

next gen phone - touchless! :d

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  • 2012-03-13 21:02
  • 3nwj

Heh,almost like Motorola Milestone/Droid...

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  • 2012-03-13 20:16
  • mFmr

what the hell ?? it looks like it's floating because display is glued on top ?? it looks horible. and glases cleaning cloth around a finger doesn't work on any other touchscreen ??? well it does on my lg optimus 2x

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  • 2012-03-13 20:16
  • 3qIW

Why is that gorgeous Sony smart compared to that ugly Samsung?

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  • 2012-03-13 19:50
  • La8E

what if it's in your pocket? bad design imo

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  • 2012-03-13 19:41
  • xxY%

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