This year will see RIM launch a variety of new smartphones. Many of them will include new features such as NFC (Near Field Communications), more powerful processors and HD video recording. Yesterday it was revealed that BlackBerry 7 is coming later this year that could possibly include the QNX-based OS that is now powering the upcoming PlayBook. Thins are looking up for RIM but what are they working on next? Well, according to a recent patent application that was made public it shows they are working on some sort of technology that detects if the user inputs a capacitive or resistive touch, then will preform that action.
The title of the patent application is called “Touch-Sensitive Display with Capacitive and Resistive Touch Sensors and Method Control” and is described as “A method includes detecting a touch via a capacitive touch-sensor of a touch-sensitive display, detecting the touch via a resistive touch-sensor of the touch-sensitive display, determining characteristics of the touch from the capacitive touch sensor and the resistive touch sensor, and performing a function based on the characteristics.”
Sounds cool… What do you think of it?