Why Modern Smartphones Need Capacitive Stylus

The release of the smartphone HTC HD2, equipped with a 4.3-inch screen, performed on a capacitive technology, marked the beginning of a new era of smartphones without stylus in the history of the Windows Mobile software platform. In general, the market for mobile devices began to deviate from using a stylus in the direction of finger controlled interface back in 2007 after the release of the first generation iPhone and the first touch phone from HTC.

Despite the overall usability without a stylus, some users still have hard time getting used to control the smartphone with fingers, and the solution of some specific tasks such as editing a spreadsheet, and management in some games were much more convenient to perform with a special accessory, allowing high precision manufacture clicking on the desired area of the screen.

Among the devices supported by the first stylus for capacitive screens, patented and manufactured by DAGi Corporation Ltd., are smartphones such as the iPhone 3GS/3G/2G, iPod Touch, HTC Magic, HTC Hero, HTC Google Phone G1/G2, HTC HD2, HTC Droid Eris, RIM Blackberry Storm 1/Storm2, Android Phones, LG KM900 Arena, LG GC900 Viewty Smart, LG GD900 Crystal, Motorola Droid Verizon, Nokia X6, Samsung i7500 Galaxy, etc.

Let’s try to figure out why modern smartphones need capacitive stylus?

Almost every smartphone running a mobile version of Windows OS is an extremely powerful and convenient device, especially for solving certain specific problems (construction of Intelligence cards, work in MS Office Mobile). The smartphone HTC HD2 with its 4.3-inch screen, which works perfectly in conjunction with the stylus from DAGi is especially good in this regard.

This solution is extremely convenient, since you can instantly transfer your ideas to the screen of the smartphone and application to create notes, such as Phatware PhatPad 4.7 will help you in this. This program has six different input modes, as well as the plethora of options to configure PhatPad to better suit your needs.

You already know about the official stylus for HTC HD2, which, incidentally, differs a little from that proposed by DAGi. It is possible that both devices are manufactured in the same factory.


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  1. So I’m trying to understand. Are we talking about a stylus that will work with existing smartphones?

    • I think so, but I’d ask the manufacturer of the phone. I always used a fingernail or the end of a mechanical pencil on my pda, but my understanding isu00a0the input detection format is not the same technology. That kind of sux, because I always had a fingernail or pencil, but my hands shake too much for a smart phone. I just ordered a phone that specifically works with a capacitative stylus, and will be ordering the stylus in a couple of weeks.

  2. How does a capacitive stylus differ from a regular stylus?

    • It carries a bit of a charge, like a capacitor. The human body does too.

  3. If you’ve tried to control a smartphone with a fingernail you might have ran into it being unresponsive. u00a0I ran into this testing signature capture on a smartphone. u00a0During testing I would try to use my fingernail in an attempt to get a more accurate representation of a signature. u00a0It wouldn’t read my touch at all. u00a0If I use my fingertip it would. u00a0I don’t know the full details, but it either reads the capacitance of your finger or needs something that can conduct electricity to read it.nnYou can also test this with a pen cap. u00a0On the smartphones I have worked with, they don’t respond to the pen cap at all.u00a0

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