I think there's some kind of touchscreen fever going around, as a spate of touchscreen related entries has appeared on Gizmodo.com in last few weeks. Below are some highlights:
Digital camera interfaces are notoriously
tricky to use, hopefully employing
a touchscreen will make navigating those menus
and changing picture mode settings just a
little bit easier.
The title pretty much says it all, it's
built around a 10.4" screen and unfortunately
it doesn't look like it has a built-in DVD
drive. To me this makes for a great
kitchen computer, as I could use it to look
up a recipe and then go back to watching "Project
Runway." Wait did I say recipe and Project
Runway? What I meant to say was porn and NASCAR,
yes that is definitely what I meant...
While I definitely agree that this will
flop, the idea has potential.
Given how much hype the
Optimus keyboard generated, this product
proposes just doing away with 100+ OLED keys
and just using a touchscreen. Of course,
if it can't do multi-touch don't ask me what
they'll come up with to do Capitalization,
Ctrl-C or any other keyboard chords ...
Another concept touchscreen device from Philips Research, this device amounts to a very high tech message board which allows members of a household to record messages and send SMS messages to each other using this slick touchscreen interface. It's an interesting concept, but seems like it might be better served as a computer application than an expensive single-purpose device.