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eLocity A7 Android tablet turns out to have limited multitouch

The eLocity A7 Android tablet has been getting a lot of attention recently, as one of the first Android tablets available in the US to sport an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, Android 2.2, and a capacitive, multitouch display. That ain’t a bad set of features for a $299 device. Unfortunately, it’s starting to […]

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Huawei S7 Android tablet with capacitive touch display coming soon?

The Huawei S7 is a 7 inch Android tablet with decent specs including a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 3G and WiFi data connectivity, and full access to the Google Android Market. But some folks have been disappointed to find that the version currently available in the US and Europe has a resistive touchscreen display, which reacts […]

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Fujitsu launches line of 5 to 12 inch multitouch resistive displays

Resistive touchscreen panels get a bad rep these days, both because they can’t recognize fingertip input as easily as capacitive touch panels and for because many people have the mistaken belief that resistive displays can’t handle multitouch input. The truth is that while most cheap resistive touch panels found in tablets, netbooks, and handheld devices […]

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Mirabyte updates its FrontFace touchscreen UI for Windows tablets

Mirabyte FrontFace is a touch friendly replacement for the default Windows shell that attempts to make Windows XP, Vista, and 7 easier to navigate on a touchscreen tablet style computer. I took an early build for a test drive this summer, and the software was still obviously a work in progress. For instance, while there […]

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Capacitive multitouch netbook touchscreens going for under $100 on eBay

It’s been pretty easy to snag a touchscreen display that you can slap in a 9 or 10 inch netbook for the past few years, thanks to eBay. But these touch panels have tended to be inexpensive resistive touchscreens, requiring a stylus or fingertip for input and typically recognizing only one input at a time. […]

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Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 now available for download

Microsoft launched the Touch Pack for Windows 7 last year to help showcase some of the touchscreen capabilities of Windows 7. But it was only available to OEMs, which meant that if your computer didn’t come with Microsoft Touch Pack preloaded, you couldn’t install it yourself… until now. Yesterday Microsoft released the Touch Pack for […]

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Linux notebooks get multitouch gesture support for Synaptics touchpads

Synaptics has introduced technology to support multitouch touchpads on systems running Linux. Up until now, Synaptics drivers were available primarily for Windows systems with supported touchpads. But the Synaptics Gesture Suite Linux (SGS-L) is available for a variety of Linux distributions including Fedora, Millos Linpus, Red Flag, SUSE, Ubuntu, and Xandros. Synaptics says Google Chrome […]

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Stantum touchscreens with 10-finger, stylus input coming soon?

There are all sorts of touchscreens out there. But one of the biggest lines diving, say, an iPhone touchscreen from those found on many tablets, notebooks, and Windows Mobile phones is the line between screens that accept stylus input and those that are finger-friendly. It’s rare to find a touchscreen that can handle both types […]