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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "capacitive"?

The term capacitive is often used to refer to touchscreens and buttons on mobile devices. In both cases there is no actual pressure required to activate the capacitive touch sensors used. This is in contrast to mechanical buttons or resistive touchscreen displays.

See Also: touchscreen, resistive touchscreen

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