Smart phone touchscreen with acrylic fingernails

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Smart phone touchscreen with acrylic fingernails

I am currently using the Samsung Impression and want to upgrade to a smartphone. I have acrylic fingrnails and my fingertips will not be able to touch the screen.  Are there any smart phones that will allow me to use the touchscreen with my fingernails instead of my actual fingertip?  Please help with any suggestions or experiences you have had.

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consider a stylus...

 

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=touchscreen+stylus&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=touchscre...

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A stylus is a good idea, but for text messaging, it may be difficult to type each single letter using a stylus. This would be difficult and somewhat frustrating unless you plan on upgrading to a smartphone that uses Swype or plan on using some other third party application for a keyboard. (SwiftKey, etc.)

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 I was thinking of the Samsung Infuse 4G because the help people said I could use that phone with my nails...I think they were referring to the swype feature.  I can swype with a fingernail?  Smiley Happy

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Ever658 wrote:

 I was thinking of the Samsung Infuse 4G because the help people said I could use that phone with my nails...I think they were referring to the swype feature.  I can swype with a fingernail?  Smiley Happy


That's a good choice.

I have a Samsung Captivate, which is pretty similar to the Infuse. I just tried using the Swype keyboard on my phone and yes, you can use Swype with your nails. It is simpler to use it with your finger like with a traditional touchscreen keyboard, but at least it works. Smiley Tongue

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Can you use a stylus for other applications on phones like the Infuse ..for things other than swyping? I can figure out how to swype, just curious about using a stylus for other applications. I dont want to cut my nails just to use a phone and I can learn to adapt to new things, like swyping, using a stylus, etc... thanks for all your help Smiley Happy

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Wild Banchi wrote:

Ever658 wrote:

 I was thinking of the Samsung Infuse 4G because the help people said I could use that phone with my nails...I think they were referring to the swype feature.  I can swype with a fingernail?  Smiley Happy


That's a good choice.

I have a Samsung Captivate, which is pretty similar to the Infuse. I just tried using the Swype keyboard on my phone and yes, you can use Swype with your nails. It is simpler to use it with your finger like with a traditional touchscreen keyboard, but at least it works. Smiley Tongue

No, you can't use a Samsung Infuse with just your fingernails.  It has a capacitive thoughscreen and not a resistive screen.  You need to touch the screen with your finger, either the pad or the side of the finger.  The phone reacts to the electrical current in our body.  The phone will also work with a capacitive stylus.  I believe Apple sell a capacitive stylus that will work for any other smart phone using a capacitive touch screen.  The iPhone touchscreen is a capacitive style.

 

You can use your fingernails with a resistive touchscreen because you actually push the screen to make it respond to your commands.

Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Ann154, do you mean to say that the Captivate does not have a capacitive touchscreen but rather a resistive? Swype works fine using just your fingernail on my phone. I always thought it had a capacitive one, the kind that responds to your finger/fingernail only.

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Wild Banchi wrote:
Ann154, do you mean to say that the Captivate does not have a capacitive touchscreen but rather a resistive? Swype works fine using just your fingernail on my phone. I always thought it had a capacitive one, the kind that responds to your finger/fingernail only.


The Captivate has a capacitive screen.  It responds to the touch of a finger, but not a fingernail.  Believe me, I have long enough nails on some of my fingers to know the nail only doesn't work.

Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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This is the problem I am having LOL.  Contradictory opinions and thoughts. Half say fingernails work, otheer half says no. I asked ATT shopping support 5 times, each time got a different answer.  Half said I have to use a non touch screen, not smart phone cuz none of them will register my nails.  Other half said swype will work. One told me that the Samsung Inspire will work (maybe not perfectly but with swype), the HTC Freestyle and the HTC Inspire..same.  I cannot find any dealer or seller with a live phone so I can try it.  LOL.  I just want a smart phone and my nails.  Geesh.  Smiley Happy    I did look into the idea of a stylus and wouldnt object to using one, except to text...I dont think I would like texting with a stylus. 

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Ever658 wrote:

This is the problem I am having LOL.  Contradictory opinions and thoughts. Half say fingernails work, otheer half says no. I asked ATT shopping support 5 times, each time got a different answer.  Half said I have to use a non touch screen, not smart phone cuz none of them will register my nails.  Other half said swype will work. One told me that the Samsung Inspire will work (maybe not perfectly but with swype), the HTC Freestyle and the HTC Inspire..same.  I cannot find any dealer or seller with a live phone so I can try it.  LOL.  I just want a smart phone and my nails.  Geesh.  Smiley Happy    I did look into the idea of a stylus and wouldnt object to using one, except to text...I dont think I would like texting with a stylus. 


All the corporate stores will have live phones for you to demo.  Even some Best Buys will have some live phones.  Do you have any friends or family with smartphones.  It doesn't even have to be ATT phones.  Any android phone will function similarly.  I can use the side of my finger whenever I use a finger with a longer nail if the nail gets in the way of me using the pad of the same finger.  

Probably from mobile, maybe. Smiley Happy
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Ann154 wrote:

Wild Banchi wrote:
Ann154, do you mean to say that the Captivate does not have a capacitive touchscreen but rather a resistive? Swype works fine using just your fingernail on my phone. I always thought it had a capacitive one, the kind that responds to your finger/fingernail only.


The Captivate has a capacitive screen.  It responds to the touch of a finger, but not a fingernail.  Believe me, I have long enough nails on some of my fingers to know the nail only doesn't work.


Okay, I'll take your word for it. My fingernails are not very long at all, and I don't particularly let them get too long in the first place. Smiley Tongue

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I also have the Samsung impression and am looking for a resistive keyboard for Acrylic nails .... were you able to find one??

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