Xperia sola: hands-on videos showing off floating touch

by XB on 14th March 2012

in Hands On, Videos, Xperia sola

Sony Mobile announced the Xperia sola yesterday, the 3.7-inch Android handset with a brand new feature called floating touch technology. As you probably know by now, this means that for certain applications you can navigate the phone without touching the display. We’ve posted a Sony Mobile promo video below that shows how this works when browsing for example, but we’ve also included a few hands-on videos from other users showing how well it works in practice.

  • Hannad Ahmed

    It has a nice design and that i can use it in the winter with gloves on are the only pluspoints for me…

  • Faalhaas

    The floating touch is probably fun for 5 minutes. Can somebody please explain how this is usefull? 

  • You don’t get the screen as oily, you can use it when you got shit on your fingers, e.g while baking

    You can use it with gloves on and it can be used the same way you hover over stuff with your mouse without clicking it. I’m sure several apps will be developed soley for the sola.

  • Helltel

    I think This will be very usefull for várious apps on tablets. I remenber an article about flash on touch screen devices ,being impossible to make simple actions, just because it was impossible to hover , like a mouse pointer.

  • Asad Mulla

    one thing I noticed is when I use my Sony Tablet S I get a little tingling in my finger. It only happens on my tablet. I guess this is a cure for that.

  • Rene Pedroso

    Is this part of the NXT series. I thought Sony was trying to brand their Xperia line with the transparent bar at the bottom of their devices so they stood out and were easily recognizable. This device does not seem to do that.

  • Antrix

    The display still works as a capacitive sensor to register either a touch or a hover. You can’t use it with gloves on. Moreover, hover must be implemented in an application before it can use it. This leads us to the point where its is to be seen how developers react to this technology.

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