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LG Unveils Prada Phone With Touch Screen

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Top message:  I'll take "Things that are almost certain to break"... by muchdrama   Jan 18, 2007, 4:33 PM

Replying to:  Why? by Rich Brome   Jan 18, 2007, 7:40 PM

Re: Why?

by muchdrama    Jan 19, 2007, 3:27 PM

Rich Brome said:

I'd say this actually looks far more durable than most phones. A solid block with almost no buttons (fewer moving parts)? Sounds solid to me, in more ways than one.

The touchscreen isn't an issue, because it's capacitative. The cool thing about that technology is that it can be located below the surface and sense through several layers, so the whole face can be thick, super-hard polycarbonate, not the soft membrane layer on most PDA-phones today.

Well, with this type of phone (and especially a brand new model), I think you'll run into two problems (or at least according to my half-brother, who's an engineer with TI Semiconductors): 1) The touchscreen won't hold up to repeated normal use, much less the rough treatment a normal subscriber will subject the phone to, and 2) If, in fact, the sense technology is indeed located beneath a thick, super-hard polycarbonate, then a problem arises where the tech underneath stops working and you're left with a super-hard, polycarbonate brick.

Still, though...I find this phone and the current iPhone to be incredibly interesting.

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