Sonim Licenses NeoNode's Touch Tech
Sonim and NeoNode today announced that Sonim has licensed the optical touch screen technology developed by NeoNode for use in future phones. Sonim makes rugged handsets, but has shied away from touch screen devices. NeoNode's zForce optical touch screen technology differs from resistive and capacitive screens and Sonim believes it is the best option for it to use in order to design touch-based phones. NeoNode used to sell its own touch-based phones, but filed for bankruptcy in 2008. The company now licenses its patented technology. Terms of the licensing agreement were not disclosed.
Gloves-On with the Sonim XP7 & XP6 for AT&T
Sonim is hitting its stride in its quest to make the best rugged phones for demanding industries. The XP6 and XP7 are the company's best efforts to date, and represent much more than just two phones, with support for a whole ecosystem of software and specialized accessories.
Review: Sonim XP7
Sonim's rugged XP7 Android smartphone is as tough as they get. This handset tackles the elements and all your communication needs in one, heavy duty package.
AT&T to Sell Sonim XP5 Rugged Feature Phone
AT&T today announced plans to soon sell the Sonim XP5. The XP5 is a fully ruggedized feature phone that carries an IP68 rating for protection against liquid and dust ingress, and a mil-spec 810G rating for protection against drops and other physical abuses.
AT&T to Sell Sonim's Rugged XP6
AT&T today announced the immediate availability of the Sonim XP6. The XP6 is a highly rugged Android smartphone that includes buttons and controls like a feature phone.
Microsoft Testing Advanced Pre-Touch Sensing On Phones
Microsoft recently demonstrated new touchscreen technology that can anticipate users' actions and call up different controls, options, or menus to suit the current task. Pre-touch sensing helps the phone determine how the user is gripping the phone, as well as where the user's fingers are approaching the display.