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February 09, 2012

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This functionality reminds me of the Playstation Vita. The Vita has a touchscreen on its back that allows users to make gestures with their fingers while playing to do actions (i.e. climb a rope, pull things apart, slide objects).

It will be very interesting to see if and how different devices across the tech field will converge.

Interesting to consider how this kind of interface may be one of the key things that defines how large these devices can be, especially for a phone which - at Apple at least - can be used single-handedly. For something the size of an iPad, the issue is moot, but for a phone to have responsive touch zones underneath both the ball of the thumb and the fingertips of one hand, there's obviously a maximum size, especially when you're trying to meet the needs of the "average" hand size (whatever that might look like).

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