Haptic feedback for Android handsets
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VibeTonz is already installed in over 40 million handsets, and provides a critically controlled touch feedback system for a variety of features.
With more sophisticated features and increasing user demand for both ease-of-use and elegance of design, haptics is key to helping device makers deliver products that delight customers.
"Haptics also lets operators and content developers capitalise on a market opportunity for clearly differentiated and engaging content and services, says Immersion Corporations Craig Vachon.
Such a precision use of a haptics system has been seen recently in the BlackBerry Storm, which provides tactile feedback when a touchscreen button is pressed - to the point at which many users suspect the Storms touchscreen must be pressure sensitive with a physical actuator beneath the screen.
The use of VibeTonz isnt limited to virtual button presses, however, and can be used in all kinds of multimedia applications to add a great deal of depth to the users interaction with messages and alerts, scrolling, ringtones, games, music, video, location-based services and mobile (least exciting of all) advertising.