By Stephen Schenck | May 31, 2013 6:46 PM
Did we actually get to see Sony’s rumored Togari phablet earlier today? The jury’s still out on the legitimacy of that find (not to mention there’s nothing but the device’s size that makes us wonder if it’s indeed Togari), but separate from all that, an additional rumor about the phablet’s capabilities has come to our attention, and it’s just a bit unusual.
Supposedly, the 6.4-inch Togari screen will accept stylus input… from any pointing device. The description almost makes it sound like the resistive touchscreens of days past, where you could use a chopstick, fingernail, pen with the cap on – whatever you like. For as much as we love the S pen (above), that sounds pretty useful.
Obviously, bold claims like that make us extremely interested in learning just what sort of technology might be behind the phablet’s touch sensor. A regular capacitive sensor doesn’t seem capable of doing all this, and an acoustic tracker is way too limited for smartphone use. Optical, maybe? Frankly, our thoughts keep circling back to resistive screens, but we pray that that’s not true.
There may end up not being anything to this rumor, but it’s just so unusual we had to share it with you.