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Future Kindle device to be touchscreen

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 04 Feb 2010 18:10

Future Kindle device to be touchscreen Amazon has announced their acquisition of the touchscreen company Touchco, a move that will lead to the next Kindle e-reader being a touchscreen device.
The NY Times says Touchco's "interpolating force-sensitive resistance technology allows for flexible, transparent, pressure-sensitive touch-screens that could cost as little as $10 a square foot."

By comparison, the iPad's touchscreen is more expensive and "cannot detect the unlimited amount of simultaneous touch points that Touchco's technology allows."

Touchco's screens can distinguish between the different pressures produced by a human finger or by a pen stylus.

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