Nokia Corporation (ADR)(NYSE:NOK) is changing the way we interact physical with our phones - in terms of touching, pinching, swiping, tapping and so on.
The Finnish handset maker had recently introduced the super sensitive touch displays on its Nokia Lumias 920 and 820 where the screen responds to a touch with fingernails or even with gloves on.
"This is the biggest leap forward for capacitive touchscreens since multi-touch gestures were introduced," Boc Ly wrote on Conversations by Nokia.
At the time of the launch of its smartphones last month Nokia's vice-president of smart devices, Kevin Shields had said, "“Nokia has been a leader in display technology, and we are setting a new standard with Super Sensitive Touch technology on the Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820.”
Nails don't work on normal touchscreens and neither do pens or when gloves are worn.
The European mobile phone maker worked through all these problems, experimented a lot with various partners before it finally got the technology right, with some new hardware innovations rom Synaptics, Ly said.
"Nokia’s super sensitive touch displays now allows for a wonderful touchscreen user interface, regardless of the input method. Right now, there is nothing else on the market that offers the same experience."
The significance of this is anyone can use anything to operate the phone and it is not restricted only to the fingers - it can be done with nails, pens, stylus or anything else.
"Nokia gave birth to the idea of super sensitive touch displays, and then with help from component suppliers, they have now been able to fine-tune and perfect it, Ly pointed out