There are (at least) two things that set Microsoft’s Surface tablets apart from Apple’s iPads and most Android tablets. First, they run Windows. Second, they can work with an optional Surface Pen which lets you write, draw, or hover over icons, text, or other items as if you were using a mouse. Microsoft designs its […]
Could stylus input for tablets be making a comeback?
While Apple CEO Steve Jobs infamously said “if you see a stylus, they blew it” in response to tablets and smartphones, the stylus has had its die-hard loyalists for the past decade or so. It’s true that it makes a lot more sense to interact with iOS and Android user interfaces using your fingertips — […]
N-Trig bringing stylus input to multitouch Android tablets
N-Trig is hoping to see Android tablet makers use the company’s DuoSense screens to build devices with capacitive multitouch displays and support for precise input with a stylus. The technology will add about $50 to the cost of a tablet, but it will provide device makers with a way to stand out from the crowd. […]