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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 "touchscreen"?

A touchscreen display is one that is sensitive to touch. They are often used on smartphones and similar devices. The primary types of touchscreens are capacitive touchscreens and resistive touchscreens, but other types that use infrared light grids, sound, or optical sensors also exist, though they are not typically used in cell phones.

See Also: capacitive touchscreen, resistive touchscreen

Referred to by: capacitive, capacitive touchscreen, multi-touch, resistive touchscreen

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