Touch-Screen Technology – Where is it heading?

by on 08/14/2012 in Tech

Touchscreen technology has become so common and part of our everyday lives that you find it almost everywhere you go. Be it at the airport, the mall or the shopping centers to name a few. The technology has been successfully used in music players, phones and for displaying charts and maps. The advanced technology has done away with the tedious keyboard and you can use just one finger to operate whatever device you are using. There is another version that is ‘multitouch’ where there are multiple points that need to be touched. There are versions where you can use your thumb and forefinger to ‘pinch’ the screen to enlarge or reduce the size of the image.Touch-Screen Technology

Some futuristic companies have developed versions that function almost like a keyboard where you can use the fingers in both your hands to accomplish whatever task you are doing a lot faster. However, not much feedback is available about this version and it may not be as popular as the one that needs just one finger to operate. Whatever said and done, the innovative and easy to use touchscreen technology is here to stay.

There are several cell phone manufacturers who have adopted this technology and have incorporated it in the new cell phones. This has eliminated the need for too many keys as you need to use just one screen to navigate the menu. You get a larger screen that is just great for gaming enthusiasts. Browsing the internet is a lot simpler and navigating to various websites and accessing email while on the go is what attracts most cell phone users to ones with touchscreen. However, for people who are not very dexterous with their fingers and find that a touch meant to activate a specific function led them elsewhere and frantic attempts at correction resulted in total chaos. You need to understand what is required is a mere touch, that’s why it is called feather touch.

The latest innovative entrant is a touchscreen that is in a league apart. It is a futuristic next-generation mobile technology that uses what is called microfluidic technology. The phone’s regular touchscreen can transform itself into a physical keyboard (not a virtual one) and once the task is completed, a simple command will make it recede back into the phone. In other words, you can make the keyboard pop up and disappear whenever you want. The great thing is that there is no change in the appearance or thickness of the touchscreen and cannot be told apart from a regular touchscreen phone. The technique applied here is that the keyboard replaces an existing screen while functioning and does not appear over what is already there.

The response and excitement this yet to be released phone will create is what the company and many geeks are waiting for.  Just when we thought technology companies have reached a stage where there a no more surprises, pop comes the next one. There is more to touchscreen technology and people are waiting with bated breath for the next surprises.

Author Bio: This is a guest post by Jena Branch. She is a writer from Buycox.com and writes more about digital cable and high speed internet. To get more information, go to http://www.cable-companies.com.

2 Responses to “Touch-Screen Technology – Where is it heading?”

  1. Gem Abisan

    Aug 15th, 2012

    It will be heading to how Tony Starks does it on Iron Man and Avengers!

    • Lakshmi Balu

      Sep 7th, 2012

      I am so sure it is going Mr. Starks’ way! Really, the computing on no hardware keyboards, buttons.. touch technology is here to thrill the mob in the coming years.