Touch screen devices are very common interface in the new generation cell phones. The revolutionary introduction of Apple iPhone increased the popularity of touch screen world wide. Different technologies are being used for construction of touch screen telephone, such as Resistive, Capacitive, Strain guage, Surface Capacitance, Projected Capacitance, Infra-red, Optical imaging, Acoustic pulse recognization etc, depending upon the application and device. Here’s a small list of things you should know with your touch screen phone.
Don’t bother trying to dial from that sunny beach. It’ll be a wash out. Of couse you can always turn the screen brightness up full and watch your battery life plummet.
2. Grease is your enemy.
Get yourself a good cleaning cloth immediately because you’ll need it.
3. Fat fingers fumble.
Get used to mis-hitting keys if you’ve got stubby fingers. It’s fair to say that touchscreens don’t like chubby people.
4. Pockets get picky.
From now on your pocket holds one device only. Forget about throwing your keys, coins and assorted knick-knacks in with your new touchscreen gizmo, because that’a recipe for disaster. Scratch, crack or worse.
5. Resolution, what resolution?
Prepare yourself for lots of repeated key presses. Styli or fingertips will both need lots of work to select the thing you want first time. Patience is a virtue en?
6. Forget about one hand SMS texting.
Your touch screen telephone needs two handed love for any form of complex text input, stylus or no. Live with it.
7. Screen protectors have a price.
Remeber that glare washout and grease smear? Add on a screen protector sheet and watch the problems triple in intensity. Safety costs, people.
8. Trapped dirt hurts.
Bad luck if you get dirt or dust trapped underneath the screen surround. You’ll recognise the symptons of ‘touchscreen trauma’ when it starts selecting items for you by itself.
9. It’s complex baby.
Touchscreens are very complex items. Unlike keypads there’s a lot of things that can go wrong. Deteriorating response, unruly callibration, lock outs. Be prepared for some interesting and annoying problems.
10. The eyes have it.
Toush screen phone give no tactile feedback, so you’ll have to look at the screen constantly to operate your device. No fast SMS texting on the move, no quick call from a single press of the green button, no dial by touch operations at all.
Do you have the same problem with your current touch screen telephone? Keep these tips in mind, and have a good time with your touch screen phone.