The touchscreen tax

My Nokia E61 has a keyboard and a little joystick thingy. It doesn’t have a touchscreen. This can be restricting for some applications but it has a major advantage, as Steve Litchfield points out: Screens without a touchscreen in front of them are much more readable in sunlight. He has some photos to illustrate this.

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I wonder if this is really the right distinction. The iPAQs, for example, have transflective TFT LCDs, making them quite readable in sunlight. They are also touchscreens.

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