Touch feedback technology now available to Symbian developers

Immersion a developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, also known as haptic technology, has announced that it has joined the open standards Symbian Foundation and has now allowed it s technology to ve available to all Symbian platform developers.

This should enable the development of Symbian based smartphones (which is supported by the likes of Nokia) with haptic technology. The technology provides unmistakeable confirmation of touch screen presses.

“Our haptics technology is a requirement for creating then best user experiences in digital devices and our engagement with the Symbian Foundation extends our reach and scope,” said Craig Vachon, senior vice president and general manager of Immersion’s Touch line of business.

The company claims that 65 million handsets with Immersion’s high-fidelity, programmable haptics technology have shipped around the world.

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