Microsoft has certified Synapticâ€™s ClearPadâ„¢ capacitive touchscreen solutions for use with Windows Phone 7.
Synaptics offer high-performance capacitive touchscreen solutions for handheld devicesâ€”for navigation, scrolling, virtual controls, and other intuitive gestures, and their ClearPad range offers up to 10 point multi-touch.
The move will make it easier for OEMs to incorporate Synaptics solution, allows OEMS to create differentiated products with a competitive advantage.
"The collaboration between leading solution providers such as Synaptics and Microsoft builds the foundation necessary to deliver a unique mobile experience," said Stan Swearingen,senior vice president of strategic technology and corporate development. "Our ClearPad solution, combined with Windows Phone 7, is another exciting step in improving the mobile experience."
Microsoft has partnered with other component providers such as Qualcomm to make it easier for OEMâ€™s to create devices with consistent and reliable performance and increase speed to market, and by reducing development cost in both software and hardware make turning out a perfect Windows phone 7 handset every time increasingly easy.