YotaPhone selects TouchNetix touch interfaces for new dual screen mobile handset

TouchNetix, an independent European provider of touch technology solutions, has announced that Yota Devices has selected its Capacitive Touch Technology for their new dual display mobile phone handset which combines smartphone and e-reader technologies and whichcould quite possibly change the way mobile handset owners think of and use their devices.

According to Yota, TouchNetix was selected as it was able to develop and offer a seamless new multi-function capacitive touch interface to complement the Electronic Paper and Liquid Crystal Dual Display concept which allows important information to remain visible even when the handset is powered down.

Over the past twelve months, TouchNetix has developed a single layer touchscreen design, manufactured directly on the front lens of the handset to minimise thickness and weight and then coupled this with a capacitive gesture sensor alongside the Electronic Paper Display. The combined interfaces optimise usability, power consumption and functionality helping to deliver the more innovative mobile handset.

“Yota Devices is a start-up company with big and bold new ideas” said Vlad Martynov, CEO for Yota Devices. “TouchNetix have delivered our YotaPhone touch interfaces through equally bold and creative thinking. We believe that the deep cooperation between our two companies during the development of the YotaPhone has delivered a truly innovative world class product.”

“The innovative thinking and openness of Yota Devices to new ideas is like a breath of fresh air” said Chris Ard, Managing Director of TouchNetix Ltd. “The YotaPhone dual screen concept has challenged conventional capacitive touch interface thinking; we have helped Yota to deliver a decisively differentiated product in a crowded mobile handset market.”



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