New Sharp touchscreen could aid iPhone, future notebooks and other products

“Sharp today revealed a prototype touchscreen display it believes could solve many of the inherent limitations of current models. The current example uses the same 3.5-inch size and 320×480 resolution of the iPhone’s Balda-made display but builds optical sensors directly into the LCD surface, detecting changes by the pixel. Input is sensitive enough to allow complex multi-touch gestures such as an iPhone-like ‘pinch,’ but can also perform scanning functions; a future device could include a business card reader tool or automatically scan data codes found on packaging, Sharp says,” Electronista reports.

“Future developments should see the screen expand up to 12.1 inches,” Electronista reports.

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Who wouldn’t want to see a Mac multi-touch iTablet?

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  1. PC user try searching for something in windows,

    tell me do you like the dog that comes up????
    a fken dumb dog pissed around on your screen

    :> send error report to (MSCKC Suckers) always Freezes
    so you end task the Send error
    then end task again and again.

    what about the F1 when no keyboard

    what about when you maximise a window and the make smaller is under the task bar to you have to move this to make your windows smaller

    What about the folders not showing files extensions

    man windows is such a piece of shit it not funny people.

    what a fcken cck bill gates is!!!!

  2. Think of the possibilities:
    1) Go to the store, don’t know the price of the product — just put your iPhone up to the barcode and you know the price
    2) Medical field – Physicians and nurses could use the iPhone to verify patient identities, medications, et cetera. Reducing medical errors, viewing PACS, et cetera, et cetera, cool…

    The list goes on…

  3. “[0011] Displays can then be combined with digital cameras in order to facilitate two-way communication. Typically, a small digital camera is placed in close proximity to a display. FIG. 2 shows an exemplary conventional two-way communication set-up 200. A digital camera 210 is mounted on top of a computer monitor 205 in order to capture the facial expressions of the user.

    [0012] Digital images are generally captured with an integrated circuit having a charge-coupled devices (CCD) and/or complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor CMOS imagers. CCDs and CMOS imagers are specially made integrated circuits that respond to light. CCDs and CMOS imagers are used to capture image data in devices such as telescopes, bar code readers, digital still and video cameras, and scanners. A CCD is a collection of tiny light-sensitive diodes, which convert photons (light) into electrons (electrical charge). These diodes are called photosites. Each photosite is sensitive to light–the brighter the light that hits a single photosite, the greater the electrical charge that will accumulate at that site

    [0014] The invention pertains to an integrated sensing display. The integrated sensing display includes both display elements and image sensing elements. As a result, the integrated sensing device can not only output images (e.g., as a display) but also input images (e.g., as a camera).

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