Patent suggests Apple's haptic feedback may reshape your screen

By Rick
May 4, 2012
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  1. RIM, long-time purveyor of fine QWERTY phones, has finally decided it's time to abandon physical keyboards. With that in mind, it appears we're entering a point of no return for such...

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 958   +96

  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 517   +138

    Hahaha, was just about to say the same. They never said that they are going to drop the BB keyboard experience. Sure the first device that they will launch is touch only, but next year is when the physical keyboard devices should show.

    Anyways... unless they can have a similar experience like a physical keyboard, I will continue to see most touchscreens as toys...
  4. I look at my main computer with a full sized keyboard as a toy. A really fast and impressive toy that I can also use for work if the need arises. Same thing with tablets and phones. I suppose it just depends on how you define work.
  5. NTAPRO

    NTAPRO TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 807   +91

    Abandon physical keyboards? :/

    I have a hard time typing on touch screen phones lol
  6. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,588   +864

    Just when I've finally mastered mediocrity with a keyboard, they're going to take it away? Doesn't really seem fair, no does it?

    Haptic feedback......?:confused: Is that anything like tantric feedback.... ?
  7. Apple is patenting OLED+piezoelectric actuators really ???
    Since they don't produce any of these I don't see how would anyone grant them these patents ?
    It's like Chevrolet buying a brand new model of BMW equipped it with Bridgestone tires call it a patent and sell it under the Chevrolet branding, BMW+Bridgestone=Chevrolet. lmfao
    Apple just made the same thing they added Samsung's OLED + somebody's else piezoelectric technology and called it an Apple patent then sell it to the sheep's lol they do this every time.
    They say let's take some Samsung+some LG+some Foxconn then patent that combination and call it an Apple product. lol
    Wikipedia quote:
  8. Apple is patenting OLED+piezoelectric actuators really ???

    Since they don't produce any of these I don't see how would anyone grant them these patents ?

    It's like Chevrolet buying a brand new model of BMW equipped it with Bridgestone tires call it a patent and sell it under the Chevrolet branding, BMW+Bridgestone=Chevrolet. lmfao

    Apple just made the same thing they added Samsung's OLED + somebody's else piezoelectric technology and called it an Apple patent then sell it to the sheep's lol they do this every time.

    They say let's take some Samsung+some LG+some Foxconn then patent that combination and call it an Apple product. lol

    Wikipedia quote:

  9. Ithryl

    Ithryl Newcomer, in training Posts: 53

    Writing anything on my Galaxy Nexus' touch screen makes me wanna kill myself. Wish there were phones with hardware keyboards to choose from.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,489   +292

    Man, I don't often jump into news things without coming equipped with links (these guys will tear you apart). But that statement is just a bunch of horsehockey. Everything you said is crap. Well no, its not crap, but I'd like you to compare and contrast your statements with anyone else that has more than 10% marketshare, ok lets say 5%, I'll give you bonus points if you can do it for some one with 10%.
  11. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,588   +864

    There's one interesting truth here, but it doesn't apply to computers. But yet, it's relevant and frightening all the same.

    I was told by my motorcycle repairman, that manufacturers are trying to patent tire sizes, and supplying them with new bikes so you can't buy an after market replacement for 17 years. Obviously, this is an anti competitive business practice. And Japanese makers replace parts every year, even on the same model bike, so they can't be traded in the used market as readily. It also becomes less profitable for aftermarket manufacturers to offer replacement parts, due to their limited applications. Fact it, the Chevy small block took the same valve cover gaskets for 20 years. Those were the good old days.

    Apple has been involved with it for years, and it's only fairly recently, that they've come to accept the laws regarding universal PnP. When they do run into it, they try to sidestep it it by venturing other devices where it can't be applied.

    So yeah, other makers do it as well, but I suppose everybody's just annoyed because of Apple's cavalier way they approach the issue.
     
  12. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 958   +96

    ^Oh god. You believe everything you hear?
  13. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,588   +864

    With respect to parts for motorcycles, mostly yes. The net has created an environment where small dealers can't compete, and the fact that Japanese motorcycle manufacturers rapidly change models, while in the meantime charging exorbitant prices for their parts, I can attest to first hand.

    I can walk into the corner auto parts store and grab parts, (in some cases), for a 30 year old Firebird. While my 20 year old Honda Nighthawk, (other than the oil filter I can buy at Walmart), is a guaranteed order me, every time. The gas cap on the Honda is, I believe $57.00....!

    Was that your question?

    More on topic, guest quoted,
    I'd like to point out that fire was discovered perhaps as long as a million years ago, but we didn't learn to send a man to the moon with it until the 1960's
  14. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 958   +96

    You didn't answer it at all. I don't remember reading any articles on motorcycle part buying here. You must be lost old man.
  15. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,588   +864

    Not lost really. Just hanging around the park in old clothes, annoying people.
  16. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TechSpot Booster Posts: 958   +96

    It's working. Your comments are useless and don't contribute to anything. I can see you excelling in something like old bike repair, feeding pigeons and tarot card reading.
  17. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,588   +864

    It seems they're contagious as well.


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