BlackBerry Storm is on everyone’s lips these days, but very few do care about the important details regarding this handset. Among them, the most important one is surely the touchscreen display, a premiere for a BlackBerry phone.
It’s a ClickThrough touchscreen we’re dealing with, combining capacitive touch and sensors, in order to deliver a neat experience. The screen’s top layer will be used for scrolling and highlighting, but if you press down on the touchscreen, you’ll activate its second layer. This is “read” as a click by the device, which might be familiar for BlackBerry users with trackball experience.
Storm uses Synaptics’ ClearPad, a multi-touch technology first seen on the Onyx concept phone. Among the rare features of this touchscreen is two-finger typing, copy/paste and tons more. We have to ask: “iPhone who?”.