Today at the joint Nokia and Microsoft event held in New York it was announced that the Lumia 920 and 820 would have the inclusion of Synaptics “Super Sensitive Touch” touch screen enhancements. The technology enables the new Lumia phones to correctly register touches even when the user is wearing gloves or using just their fingernails.
The demo given on stage had Nokia senior vice president Kevin Shields wearing a huge pair of skiing gloves He was easily able to unlock the screen and bring up the recent calls list during the demo. A current limitation of many smartphones is the failure to register any touch at all unless its finger input.
This is what Kevin Barber, senior vice president and general manager of Synaptics Handheld Division, had to say about the partnership with Nokia :-
"We are excited to participate with Nokia as they unveil their first Windows Phone 8 devices by enabling advanced features such as gloved finger support. Synaptics and Nokia have partnered for many years and we're pleased to continue the innovation with the introduction of these new devices."
Nokia look to have incorporated some fantastic new hardware innovations into their new Lumia lines. We’d love to know your thoughts on what Nokia has announced, so get in those comments and let us know.