Capacitive touchscreens have really taken the smartphone world by storm in the last few years. Back in the day we all used to have resistive touchscreens on our Palm Pilots or iPAQ’s. This worked pretty well for stylus’s but did not allow for all the cool new features we enjoy like multi-touch and faster more responsive touchscreens. The only downside is that they do not work well with stylus’s which is necessary for many functions. (just think of those long nails some women sport)
RIM came up with a brilliant solution for this dilemma of accuracy vs. usability. They found a way to fuse both the resistive and capacitive sensors into one screen. They even patented it.
Maybe this will be what saves SurePress in the future? All we know so far is that it will definitely cost more…