Capacitive screens to become mainstream this year -Say goodbye to the stylus, hello to Sausage

Korean iPhone owner using a sausage as a capacitive stylus

Capacitive screens in 2009 has certainly been the reserve of high-end products, with even several low-end Android devices released with resistive screens. 

It appears all that is set to change this year, with the market changing wholesale to capacitive screens.

According to Digitimes, several Taiwanese ODMs, including  Wintek, Sintek Photronic, Cando, Emerging Display Technologies (EDT) and Giantplus Technologies, have all jumped on the projected capacitive touch panel boat, with the predictions that capacitive screen sales will exceed resistive screen sales this year, making resistive devices the minority.

Even Windows Mobile 6.5, with its .3 release, is now enabled to support the technology natively, and the majority of Windows Mobile HTC devices leaked this half-year feature the technology.

Of course that is not denying the advantages of resistive screens, but it seems, despite the sausage issue, the market has spoken.

Read more at Digitimes here.

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