Looks like Google is helping Styli all over the world make a come back. We’ve seen a number of tablets like the HTC Flyer and its Scribe technology become a hit and even mobile handsets are jumping on the trend such as the recent Samsung Galaxy Note. And thanks to the new developer features found in Android 4.0, users are about to get a whole new experience when it comes to interfacing with their devices. Atmel is introducing their contribution to the Stylus wars with their new MaxStylus technology accompanied with what they’re calling “multiSense Functionality”, which allows you the ability to use the stylus and your fingers to perform multiple operations like selection and zooming in or out.
Atmel, who is already well know for their capacitive touch technology is looking to create the perfect companion for your smartphone and tablet. Thanks to Android 4.0’s developer API’s, all sorts of operations can be performed, like tilt and distance axes along with pressure sensitivity and motion event properties. And you can find several different tool types such as for use with the stylus, finger, mouse and eraser. Pretty impressive eh? Check out the video demo below of the stylus in action along with the new multiSense capabilities and don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below. Read more
Back on the 1st we mentioned that HTC’s new Flyer, a 7-inch Sense UI, 1.5 GHz tablet was available for pre-order. Well, as of now you can head on over to Best Buy’s site as the device is now officially available for purchase. This is the WiFi (b/g/n) version running Gingerbread 2.3. You can also purchase an HTC Scribe digital pen ($80) which is a stylus-like device that allows you to take notes, highlight, color, draw and pretty much interact with any text whatsoever that you encounter. Hopefully we’ll receive word soon as to whether or not the device will get Android 3.0 or 3.1, making it the first device on the market to sport Honeycomb while being skinned. Hit the source link for Best Buy’s page if you’re ready to empty your wallet. The device will run you $499. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Gotta love it when HTC puts a demo or product video out. So clean, so crisp and so detailed. In the world of tablets, HTC is definitely setting apart the Flyer, with HTC Sense UI for tablets on board, a pen (scribe) for handwriting input, drawing or coloring and even the ability to highlight notes. The Flyer is built out of a single piece of aluminum, much like the uni-body design found on the HTC Legend and other handsets. On board is a fast 1.5 GHz CPU, a 1024 x 600 capacitive display and offers the OnLive cloud gaming service, something that other tablets have not incorporated, yet. All of this, delivered in a sleek lightweight package. Check out the video below for an overview of what the Flyer is fully capable of. Let us know what you think in the comments below.