RIM Patents Hybrid Capacitive-Resistive Screen

We love capacitive screens because they enable all that responsive multi-touch goodness we demand, but struggle compared to resistive screens in the accuracy needed for, say, stylus character entry on phones. RIM's solution: layer 'em up, and file a patent.

If RIM's application is granted, it would allow a next-generation BlackBerry, likely a high-end model like a Storm 3, to truly offer the best of both worlds when it comes to user input. [USPTO via Unwired View]

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