Amazon Tablet Uses Low-cost Two-Finger Touch Panel

Posted: Jul 25 2011, 9:57am CDT | by , in Rumors | Tablets


Amazon Tablet uses low-cost Two-Finger Touch Panel

Amazon aims to beat the Apple iPad on Price. Here is one corner they cut.

Amazon's tablet is slowly taking shape. We reported a week ago that Amazon is aiming to beat the Apple iPad on price. To do that they need to cut corners and still deliver the essential tablet experience that makes the iPad a success. Today Digitimes (via 9to5Mac) reports about one of these cost saving measures. The Amazon tablet is supposed to use a touch panel solution that only recognizes two fingers. This means a three finger swipe will not work, but you get pinch-to-zoom. The iPad offers full recognition of all ten of your fingers, but when do you actually need that. If you think you would need that for the soft keyboard, you are wrong. The keyboard works with a series of touches. 

So this cost cutting measure for the Amazon tablet should not have a negative effect on the user experience. As long as Amazon is not cutting to much in the performance area it should be fine. 

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